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Something Inside Has Died - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Something Inside Has Died
It's the fifth anniversary of that day that will live in infamy. I feel extraordinarily empty. I'm not sure whether that's good or bad. I've spent the last half-decade intermittently paralyzed by circumstances that predated the World Trade Center's destruction, but which ended up being hopelessly jumbled together with its wake. I think it's time to move on. What that realization entails is still a dim blur on the horizon of possibility. But I need to stop pretending that the urge is a passing fancy.

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From: pants007 Date: September 11th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Does "that day that will live in infamy" have a descriptive value, or is it purely ideological?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 12th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Hmmmmm. Well, even though it has been used ideologically, I sort of feel like it qualifies as Pearl Harborish. There's plenty of infamy to go around, right?
schencka From: schencka Date: September 12th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
cbertsch, I find it really curious that you seem to take a lot of effort to hold back a purely ideological or political critique in public forums. And on 9/11, the most political of days. Not that I think that it's a bad thing that you're not overt, but curious. How does it relate to your professed enjoyment of reading subtextual political positions in academic writing? Is there enjoyment in "hiding," perhaps? Or is there nothing to hide?
Me, I try to speak "above the filter" and live "above the fray," just like our Dear Leader. I'm being a facetious, of course.
--adam
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 12th, 2006 09:10 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was actually writing more from a personal standpoint. I've been staying in the house of my friend whose one-time partner was on Flight 93. I talked with him and his husband this afternoon about the whole 9/11 thing. It's fraught, obviously. But I find it too subjectively painful to frame my thoughts within a political critique.
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