Re-watching this amazing musical on the eve of the 18th anniversary of 9/11.
Still so touching. Still made me cry. Still made me laugh at the stupid Newfoundland jokes. Still one of my all-time favorite musical.
Yet I couldn’t shake a sense of sadness.
The unity we displayed and the bond we shared after 9/11 have been thoroughly destroyed since 2016 — by political actors who choose to divide us, sow distrust, and create divisions amongst us for their personal power grab.
Where do we as a nation stand today, compared to 18 years ago?