United 93

Last week, I was watching a 2006 episode of Inside the Actors Studio featuring Tom Hanks. I heard him praise the film United 93. I have not been able to watch the movie so far, but after hearing his praise for it, I had Tivo hunt it down and record it. It was there today when I was flipping through the Now Playing list.

And yet I still cannot bring myself to watch it yet. Somehow, it’s still too soon, and I’m not ready for it. Intellectually, I know this is silly, it’s just a movie. Emotionally, though, it seems as though it’s something completely different.

Maybe someday. I’ll keep it around for a while and see.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.