Gossips doesn't cover national and international news. That fact explains today's silence, since the biggest thing--the only thing--in the news today was the death of Osama bin Laden. Still, I'm loath to let a day go by in total silence.
I won't to try to communicate how I felt when, early this morning, I saw the images in a New York Times slide show of jubilant Americans cheering the death of a villain. I won't tell how I was involuntarily reminded of images from ten years ago of people in the Middle East celebrating the fall of the World Trade Center. I won't relate how I deliberately called to mind the images of Americans reveling in Times Square on V-J Day. I won't share my observation that 1945 was different: they were celebrating the end of war and the return of peace not the death of an enemy. I will, however, direct you to the comments of others: David Seth Michaels writing on his blog, The Dream Antilles, and David Sirota, writing for Salon.