Faced with the madness of Sept. 11, it is only natural that we try to parse the experience into manageable fragments. Otherwise, what can you say? How can you feel? Chaos, destruction, and anarchy teach us nothing we can use to live better lives.
We have recently passed the first anniversary of this tragic day. The introspection of countless essays on "What does it mean?" and "Where do we go from here?" were inevitable, but we sampled them carefully.