Amid the stunning carnage of 9-11, what I remember most is a human moment. I'd returned home after a short workday, somewhat stunned, and my ten year-old, Korey, came bubbling up and said, "Yay! Day off from school tomorrow!" Then she stopped smiling and asked why I was crying. I told her her day off was because a lot of kids her age had just lost their moms or dads, maybe both, forever. She said, "One of those kids can live here. They can have my room."
The most brutal evil cannot overcome simple human love.
I'll get back to whales and space probes next entry. Promise.
Tom Paxton's song "The Bravest" is a must-listen (done here by Liz McNicoll).