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A Muse from the Tarmac
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/05/2021 15:11:28

Early for a Sunday, but two events in New England this weekend and next have gotten me thinking.

I posted yesterday about my "happy place". As you probably know, my other happy place is sitting on a hot airfield sucking jet fumes.

The USN Blue Angels did a flyby over the USS Constitution last week; they are at Brunswick NAS, Maine yesterday and today.

Next weekend, the USAF Thunderbirds are here at Pease Air Reserve Base, NH.

I am giving strong consideration to going - especially if Javi can get his butt up here from Providence on Friday afternoon.

Check the date - next Saturday is September 11.

With the military present in Trump-loving Cow Hampshire, I of course will expect a lot of histrionics as a part of the aviation goings-on.

But it's somewhat an act of defiance for me.

Years ago now, I wrote about my choice to remember the events of that day. For years, I ducked my head and looked away whenever I heard a plane flying on September 11. I reclaimed 'my' skies in 2014, and have been my usual aviation addict ever since.

On the anniversary in 2018, I made further observations about what a pornographic event the annual commemorations have become. That year, I chose to stop paying attention, and despite knowing somebody that was in the North Tower (He lived) I simply have stopped obsessing about 9-11 forevermore.

It would seem to me to be a full-circle journey to sit on an airfield and watch planes fly on the twentieth anniversary.


2 comments (Latest Comment: 09/06/2021 14:55:06 by Will in Chicago)
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Comment by BobR on 09/06/2021 12:33:30
We're flying home from vacay on 9/11.

Somewhat related, Raine decided this would be a good blog to let stay at the top of the pile for a Labor Day Monday blog.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 09/06/2021 14:55:06
Good morning, bloggers!!!!

It is hard to believe that it will be 20 years this Saturday. The synagogue out here in LA that I will attend virtually will have tashlich next Saturday. Tashlich is a Jewish New Year's ritual of casting bread on the waters to symbolically cast out one's sins and flaws.

Perhaps it is appropriate to cast out fear on such days. While fear is not a sin, I feel that too many Americans are prisoners to their fears.