This is going to be a long-winded September 11th Fifteenth Anniversary essay, edited from Twitter posts, which I'll try and punctuate with appropriate music, but it's very personal and stream-of-consciousness so adjust expectations accordingly.
So many people, the very young to the elderly, most in the late thirties or early forties, were snatched so cruelly and suddenly from life and all that came from it was torture and tragedy...it's easy to despair. Has this country accomplished anything in any of the anti-terror actions since 9/11 besides increase the misery and suffering of others? Does justice really require such catastrophically high levels of dead collateral damage? Will anything ease the sorrow of those who lost loved ones, dying in such pain and agony?