United 93, the movie, is set to be released and is currently being promoted.
I do not plan to see it. I do not want to see it. I understand what happened and do not need to see it, to have any better perspective than I already have. Sorry, I just don't.
I mean let's think about this a second. If you had a wound that was scabbed, would you keep picking at it? If you did, it would never heal. The wound would be openly fresh and would be susceptible to infection, daily. Infection would cause a host of problems, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes a deeper pain and suffering than the actual wound, itself.
So pardon me if I do not get all thrilled and excited about this movie, because I can't. I cannot keep repeating the pain and the sorrow I have already experienced, if I want to have any chance at keeping a reasonably decent outlook on life, as a whole.
You see, I do not have a short memory on things like this. I may forget dates, times, and other things that have little meaning beyond that given moment. But make no mistake, I do not forget sound events that bring about intense emotions and shape a whole generation's thinking. The world changed, on that day. And I challenge anyone to try and tell me, otherwise.
I think it's too soon. The scab hasn't healed yet. Once it does, there will always be a scar and maybe the pain will be lessened enough to see something like this. Until then, I will not. You can, if you wish. It is your right. But, I have things to get done in the here and now, as well as in the future. If you need the reminder, by all means go see it. I want you to see it. You need to see it.
But, I will be willing to bet there are a lot of people like me, that won't.