I was sitting on my couch on Sunday night after getting home from a tough day at church. I was looking for sports highlights when it was announced that Bin Laden had been killed.
It was a weird feeling. I wanted to both cry and jump for joy. It was mostly a feeling of relief. Hopefully we learned some lessons.
The day before I met someone who had graduated from college in 2010. I graduated in 2000 and told her about my first decade of post college life.
Well, George W. Bush stole an election and then 9-11 happened. It will be eleven years since I left Earlham and nearly that entire time has been shaped by 9/11. There are kids who are leaving elementary schools who have known nothing except for this endless war.
So how do I feel about Bin Laden’s death? We’ll see.