Zoë Krupka reflects on September 11, via a Rufus Wainwright song she first heard at a set of traffic lights in Coburg in 2007.

I grew up thinking like many of us, that the US was the greatest place on earth. It just goes to show that if you believe something strongly enough, sometimes other people will believe it too…

For a short time my astonishment about September 11 diluted my compassion. And I guess I wasn’t alone in my astonishment in those first few hours, days and months following the killing of so many people in a country where no one is supposed to die.

See Zoë’s story about Going To A Town by Rufus Wainwright.

I work as a lecturer, feminist psychotherapist, writer and supervisor in Melbourne, Australia. I was once a DJ.