So I do realize today is the 10th anniversary of 9/11, which is an event that shook not only the USA, but the world. I wasn’t really sure what to post today. Fortunately, I did not know anyone personally involved, but that doesn’t make it any less painful. While I’m all for picking up the pieces and moving forward, a certain amount of respect and recognition seemed to be in order.
Oddly enough, I was recently greatly moved by a fictional book that not only contains an event that parallels 9/11, but it has a title and theme befitting the day. It seemed like an unusual, but still respectful, way to honor the day.
I’m hoping this turns into a movie (which is/was being worked on as well), as it does have all the elements. But even if it does come to light, I’m dubious they’ll be able to bring all the charm, wit, and sensitivity the book does. Moore may not be around any more, but read the book (even if you’re not a young adult anymore) and make his memory live on. Thom’s sacrifices do ultimately end up saving the world… it gives me hope that maybe the real Thom is out there for all of us, or, better yet… within us.