RE: Why?

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Fri Sep 14 2001 - 17:42:00 BST

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    On 09/14/01 10:29, Vincent Campbell said this-

    >How's the feeling in Boston, Wade? Are people thinking about a
    >national grief, or are thoughts more introspective in terms of it being
    >Boston's airport that two of the planes left from?

    I can only speak personally, of course, but, while there is a general
    sense of 'getting on with things' there is also a very palpable dread and
    unease. The closing of Logan has a chilling effect upon the immediate
    area- it is much quieter than it normally is. This is an unsettling
    quiet. Many local groups are having vigils and gatherings. I have not
    seen knee-jerk anti-islamic actions, but, in some neighborhoods, I'm sure
    it would be unwise to wear a turban- racism is a source of neighborhood
    pride here, now as before.

    I know many who are not sleeping at night- scenarios are filling their
    heads. For this reason, I myself have tried to get into the heads of the
    hijackers- it is a resort against getting into the heads of the victims,
    but, their eyes also open for me.

    - Wade

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