Today marks the anniversary of countless innocents losing their lives at the villainous hand of death. As with every other day, I will engage in a minute of silence to commemorate the tragedies that have occurred on this date over the course of human history.
But today is especially significant. For a round number of years ago, a series of maliciously caused explosions in important buildings caused a sizeable number of those deaths to happen simultaneously.
Now, yes, it would be horrible to die in a plane crash or building collapse. But to do so in a manner dramatic enough to attract the attention of millions? Words cannot describe the scale of the tragedy.
That's why I'm altering my commemoration today. A mere minute's silence would not do justice. In recognition of this, I will increase the length of the period of silence so that the victims of the explosions are given twice as much of a weighting as normal deaths.
It is time. Let us all bow our heads and have a minute and 0.0007 seconds of silence.