#Microblog Mondays 107: Anniversaries
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I didn’t write about the 15th anniversary of September 11th yesterday because I didn’t have anything to say. But I spent the day thinking about it. Thinking about the actual day 15 years ago, and how it impacted everything that has come after. I know that I come from a place of privilege; not everyone gets to decide how they approach the day.
It feels strange to not say something, or, more accurately, to say anything else. Doesn’t it sometimes feel that way on social media? That your choice is to speak about the event on hand — good or bad — or say nothing at all. But anything in between feels like you’re stepping over an unspoken line.
Which is true and not true at the same time. Maybe you thought it odd that I wrote about my guinea pig instead of the 15th anniversary, or maybe you didn’t think anything of it at all.
Do you ever feel odd not speaking about a moment or event that is clearly on everyone else’s mind? Do you think we have an obligation to publicly speak, or is it enough to privately remember?
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