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9/11

Verschwörungstheorien, Bush und Bin Laden, NATO und Taliban hin oder her- ich habe so viel über diese Thematiken gelesen, aber nur weniges hat mich die Traurigkeit dieses Tages begreifen lassen, wie eine simple Aufzählung in Jonathan Safran Foers wundervollem Roman "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close".

The cafés were full that afternoon, people were laughing, there were lines in front of the movie theaters, they were going to see comedies, the world is so big and small, in the same moment we were close and far.

In the days and weeks that followed, I read the lists of the dead in the paper:

mother of three, college sophomore, Yankees fan, lawyer, brother, bond trader, weekend magican, practical joker, sister, philantropist, middle son, dog lover, janitor, only child, entrepeneur, waitress, grandfather of fourteen, registered nurse, accountant, intern, jazz saxophonist, doting uncle, army reservist, late- night poet, sister, window washer, Scrabble player, volunteer fireman, father, father, elevator repairman, wine aficionado, office manager, secretary, cook, financier, executive vice president, bird watcher, father, dishwasher, Vietnam veteran, new mother, avid reader, only child, competitive chess player, soocer coach, brother, analyst, matire d', black belt, CEO, bridge partner, architect, plumber, public relations executive, father, artist in residence, urban planner, newlywed, investment banker, chef, electrical engineer, new father who had a cold that morning and thought about calling in sick...

 

26.9.11 16:03
 


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