"But who is this obsessive focus really for? I’ve never met a single person who enjoyed the retrospectives or the graphic replays. I’ve yet to see someone write in a personal blog or a Facebook status, “Really happy to see that Reuters decided to post 9/11 pictures at 10 minute intervals on their Tumblr – it just feels right.” In a This American Life episode that tackled the idea of how to grieve for the September 11th attacks ten years later, a survivor said that she is always relieved when September 12th comes around. When host Ira Glass asked her who the memorials were for if not for people like her, she said simply, “Well, I don’t know."
My thoughts on today’s onslaught of footage and photos.