Oklahoma is (gonna be) O.K.
I was in Oklahoma City last week and made a point of stopping at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
There’s not really anything I can say to add any sort of clarity to what happened April 19, 1995. The memorial is a wonderful tribute, not just to the 168 children and adults who died, but everyone who was impacted: survivors, first responders, journalists, and the general public.
Aesthetically, the grounds of the outdoor memorial bring an overwhelming feeling of peace. It’s actually a bit weird to feel such calm while visiting a place born out of chaos and destruction. It reinforced the ideal that good can triumph over evil. I guess that means the memorial is a success?
The place takes on a different vibe when it’s dark. I visited the grounds about midnight, so being the only one there was an added bonus.