This week officially (For me any way) started the Fall Season Premier of many shows, Blue Bloods,NCIS,NCIS LA, Grey’s Anatomy, Designated Survivor, Madam Secretary, and so many more that I cannot remember right now, with all these premiers come the Facebook Posts, the Tweets, and of course the Snapchat and Instagram videos. They say you have to take the good with the bad, in this particular case the good is all of our favorite shows coming back and people talking about it on all the social media outlets I talked about above. The Bad, for me anyway are people who choose to come on Social Media knowing people are talking about these shows then complain about “Spoilers” so here is my plea, if you choose to come onto social media before during or after a show, for the love of God do not complain about people spoiling shows for you, you chose to come on to social media you knew people would be talking about what happened on the shows, you have no one to blame but yourself
9/11……… all you have to do is utter those two numbers and suddenly, no matter where you are, no matter what you are doing, people’s demeanors will change as quickly as our Country did that cold September morning. It’s like asking “Where were you when you heard that JFK was shot, When The Attacks on Pearl Harbor descended, When Space Shuttle Columbia came crashing back to earth” All of these things make us all historians, instantly we are transported, often not by choice, to the exact, day, time and place we were when we heard of these shocking events.
I will share where I was on September 11th 2001. It was a Monday morning, I was getting ready for school, as was my sister(she was a student teacher at the time) and my mom was getting ready for work, all of the sudden, all three of us came into the hall, we looked at one another as if to say “It can’t be true…… can it” we all walked into my parents room like a heard of sheep and watched, much like the rest of the country, what was going on in New York City.
When I got to school,(I was a senior in HS) some people knew, some did not, as the day went on, more people knew, the days classes turned into one hour grief sessions we talked, cried, and supported one another.
And Now, 17 years later, September 11th 2018, I am still in shock, but even angrier, as this world has become a far more darker cruller place then it was, the way our world was on September 10th 2001, I fear we will never get back, in my eyes, the Terroists have won this country has never been more at odds with one another, and yes, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and snapchat make it all the more easier for us to spew our anger and ugliness at one another but give it that power, all those forums can also be used to spread Love, Kindness, and acceptance.