I bet some of us have come a long way since then. I was in London, the psychological effects of the bombings still lingering, having my first SR bespoke experience, and that night, saw Talking to Terrorists play at the Royal Court Theatre. At the post-performance discussion with the actors, director, and playwright, I distinctly recall a Palestinian, an Israeli, a stodgy Tory, two Americans, and a Chinese offering polite, thoughtful, and civilised questions and receiving similarly dignified and sometimes provocative responses. It occurs to me that five days after 9/11, the same would not have happened - the play would likely not have even run - in New York. But this isn't meant to be political. I'm just interested in how much, or little, circumstances have changed for each of us in this eight month void.