Michael Jackson died?
Have you ever played that game? Where where you when. For example . . .
Where you when the Challenger blew up? I was watching the event on a tv along with the entire population of my tiny montessori school. The challenger blew up and we cheered because we thought that was the final blast off into space. I’ll never forget the look on my teacher’s face when we found out it was an explosion.
Where were you when you found out your beloved grandma had passed away? I was sitting on my couch in my grad school apartment. I still miss her daily. It makes me particularly compassionate towards people who suffer loss.
Where were you when you first heard about 911? In grad school at the snack shop between classes. A huge crowd started running towards the student lounge and it seemed like there was a wall of people around the TV. Half my fellow students had loved ones who worked at the pentagon and there were rumors everywhere. DC was on fire, New York was on Fire, LAX (Los Angeles International Airport my local airport) was bombed… (it turned out they shut it down because it was a terrorist target). It was all horrifying.
So…MJ died this week and I heard from my friend Kaige while I was driving in my car. He was a brilliant musician but a walking tragedy. I’m not big about public prayer but I am praying like crazy for his kids.
Where were you??