The Zen Master and Bin Laden

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.


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