Wow. This 12th anniversary of the World Trade Center destruction snuck up on me.
I was walking to work this morning, a Friday-morning lift to my gait, and 'wham!'
Oh, yeah, that date sounds familiar. I'd forgotten all about it.
For years, I've dreaded the date as it approaches. The 10th anniversary was killer: way too much. Way too many stories were revisited.
But this year, it seems, I was forgetting the significance of 9/11 .. or else I just haven't been carrying it so close to the skin as before.
But 'wham!' This sign, this morning, pushed sweat to my palms, snatched at my breath, spun me around to take a closer look.
Yep, Sept. 11 is coming. The employer panel they are advertising has nothing to do with Sept. 11, 2001. But I don't think I'd have used the shadowy image of an airplane to draw a crowd to an event on that day.
Here's to a peaceful week and a fine Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Each year gets a little better.