Despite my best efforts to avoid the anniversary of 9/11 by drowning myself in “Felcity” reruns on Netflix and graphic novels, Paul Simon wormed his way into my willful ignorance. “The Sound of Silence” holds a special place in my heart for reasons I won’t get into now.
I don’t have much to say about the tenth anniversary of 9/11 (here’s what I said 10 years ago). It’s an event that still feels really raw. Not just because of the enormous tragedy of that day but because of the enormous rift it has caused in our country. It feels as though the the chasm between liberal and conservative is impossible to overcome.