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January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm"No one would want a diamond on their finger if they knew it meant another person lost a hand." -- Jennifer Connelly in "Blood Diamond.
September 4, 2003 | 7:59 pm
Anniversaries take on lives of their own. The further from the original event, the more laden they become with symbolism, meaning and portent.
Since the tempo of our time is fast, even abrupt, it's not surprising that since Sept. 11, 2001, we've backed away from the stomach-churning...