“Good morning, everyone! Big news today!” I said as I greeted the family on Monday morning.
Stumbling down the hall, Lilly yawned. “What? Yankees won last night?”
“Well, yes, they did. But bigger news. Osama Bin Laden is dead. We found his hideout and shot him.”
And that kind of overshadowed any news in the sports realm. Boston took the night off from cheering on the Red Sox and jeering the Celtics, with students marching in the streets and chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” The crowd at the Phillies game did the same thing. It was like a slightly out-of-sync flash mob reaction.
We all remember where we were when the Towers fell on September 11. I’m not going to reopen those wounds; they have finally scarred over. But at least now when we remember that day, we can also remember this day and finally have a sense of closure, a sense of justice.
(long extended pause)
Now we return to our regularly scheduled programming….tomorrow.