Today is the twelfth anniversary of 9/11. Granted, the real anniversary will start an hour or so after this post goes live.
But right now, I'm sort of wondering, because it's 10 hours and 30 minutes into my day and I've come across only a single mention of it. There wasn't even mention of it on the news.
Maybe the US is still sleeping. I'm not sure how the time zones work at the moment. But the rest of the world isn't talking about it. Up until last year, 9/11 took over the Twitter trends. Everyone posted memorials and thoughts on it. Maybe there are many posts up that I just haven't seen.
It's just... I don't know. Quieter. Less raw. As if the gaping open wound has finally scarred over.
And although I feel sad for the people who lost loved ones on that day, I think this change is a good thing.
The scars remain, but the pain isn't as intense.
We've wept. We've grieved. We've mourned. We've learnt.
We've all been irrecoverably changed by the attacks.
But we didn't lose.
We didn't bend under the immense damage a few insane people wrought.
We're getting back on our feet.
In a quiet way, I'm actually very proud of us.