Only a week ago I wrote a frivolous column comparing Tucson to New York. And now an unprecedented tragedy has ripped a great yawning hole through the heart of that city and thousands of its citizens. Life in the United States seems to have changed forever, as much from the new climate of fear and insecurity as from the sheer terror of the event itself.
Anyone who attempts to address last week's events in print faces the same dilemma: How do we talk about Sept. 11? For an arts reporter, the dilemma is compounded: How do we describe our feelings and reactions with the same words we use to discuss punk bands and gallery openings?
A little hands-on healing never hurt, and the Flandrau Science Center's new exhibit offers an experiential opportunity to grasp universal laws. The exhibit, "The Physics of Human Motion," opened Saturday and runs through December 31. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children, or free with the purchase of a planetarium ticket. Call 621-4515 for more info.