|December 30, 1999|
|What news story
have you heard in the last week or so that really seems like a millenium ending sort of
thing? (Be as detailed as possible).
The millenium ender for me is the Hostage taking of an airplane full of people in India. It has to do with Afgahnistan, India, Muslim terrorists. It feels boring - the whole last decade has been these kind of terrorist things. Now the hostages are free (as well as 2 terrorists). I fervently hope this hostage taking thing is done.
Rather than a single story, I'm greatly enjoying the review of the millennium in this week's TIME magazine. I only skimmed the profiles of Einstein and FDR and Ghandi, but I'm enjoying the profiles of earlier personages. Paradoxically, a necessary ingredient for a pleasant future is coming to grips with the unpleasant parts of the past. As far as the flurry of publicity on millenium preparation....much ado about nothing.
It's hard to say. . . maybe the terrorism across the borders. . .possibly the paranoia and people buying into the hype. . .
Lowel, MA What I"d like to leave behind from the past year is depression (from when my beloved dog died), but that did not succeed (because my Grandfather died, as did another dog in the year 2000). Gavin, 15