5-3-11 shocked brain
I was in bed Sunday night by 8 PM, since I was fighting this cold. I was fast asleep when my iPhone beeped, and I woke to look to see who was sending me a message..... I think this was around 11:30? and I had a message from local TV station sending out a bulletin that Bin Laden had been killed.
This shocked me wide awake, so I got up and turned on the TV and saw celebrating people at the White House. Wow!
I missed the President's announcement, but saw reruns of it. I went to FB and the first thing that came to mind was the tune from the Wizard of Oz in my head.... "Ding Dong the witch is dead, the wicked witch" ..... I blame it on fact that I am still in Kansas this week. It was remarkable to see people posting about this on FB and the excitement generated.
I personally don't believe in vengeance, but I admit I was happy to hear that Bin Laden was dead, and the world some how felt brighter and better at that moment. I was moved to hang the flag out and let myself rejoice..... since I had felt the pain on 9-11, I thought I should also get to experience some joy.
There were a few people on FB which criticized the jubilation and glorification of fighting hate with hate..... and yes I agree with that generally...... but I thought, unless you lost a loved one on 9-11; you couldn't judge an other's reaction to the news.
Now.... it's a new day.... and only God knows what will happen next. Me.... I'll refocus on Peace.