Yesterday, I almost wanted to tell you about what happened that day. I almost called up the video on YouTube, the same way I call up videos of talking animals or favorite Sesame Street clips. But I thought better of it. After all, you're only six. There will be time for you to learn that horrible things can happen in the world.
Because that's what it felt like on 9/11. Before, I felt a general, basic sense of safety in my life as it was. After - it was different. It felt like anything could happen at any time, anywhere. People spent time guessing where would be next, until finally it came to the point where we all had to go back to living our lives as usual, a new usual, and accept that no amount of guessing could keep us safe.
Maybe I'll tell you next year. But I have a feeling that I won't. After all, you'll only be seven.
There will be time.