I am concerned.
Nearly 20 years ago, our world stopped. Life as we knew it no longer existed, and we struggled to accept the horrific, life-altering events of September 11, 2001. From the moment the first tower crumbled, shattering more lives than windows and altering the projection of countless families in a heartbeat, rarely was an adult conversation had that didn’t reference the tragedy, especially in the first year.
The connection between September 11th & the Coronavirus
As the news channel blared from the television set so lunch could still be made in the kitchen while mom listened to the latest 9-11 coverage and the reporters shared theories and dark, earth-shattering realities on the radio while dad changed the oil in his 1996 Dodge Ram, children were inundated with adult issues and worries.
This inundation of 9-11 news coverage and conversation ripped a piece of innocence from children one harrowing detail and report at a time. For many youths, the non-stop chatter about the events of 9-11 created worry and anxiety in places within their minds and hearts where only days before glitter and unicorns used to reside. Many of these children grew up to be fearful of planes and worse,