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As a follow-up on this, I believe it was Neuhaus who observed that sex is the least-private thing we can do. In terms of "'mere' society," it involves a minimum of two people, not to mention the children and other relations who care. If one accepts the existence of a caring God, well, then, we're never private.
I was teaching my first year, second week, of high school English. The seniors I taught were all on retreat that day, and I was sitting in my classroom at a student desk, grading a few homework assignments.
A colleague came in and asked me whether I knew of what had happened. I hadn't, and so I turned on the tv to see what he was talking about, barely even knowing what the WTC was, and thinking it was probably only a small prop plane anyway. When I realized it had been an airliner, I supposed it was terrorism, and found that suspicion confirmed by the second strike.
My day mostly consisted of watching the television, grading forgotten. I had a couple of classes that day - a study hall and Junior Honors English, but all we did was talk about what had happened, and what was next.
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