September 11, 2002
There were specials monopolizing the radio and television today. I was just beginning to get bored with it this afternoon. Then, between irrelevant errand and needless trip, I got out of my car and looked up. There was a fly-by of several small planes with American flags trailing them. There was also a banner reading "united we stand". It was far in the distance, so somewhat hazy. It was really beautiful. I stopped and took it in, standing in the middle of some parking lot. The whole scene made me wonder how I would feel if I was more patriotic.