John Kron, cartoonist extraordinaire, conjures the feeling of this day with a fresh view of the New York psychic skyline.

(Cartoon by John Kron,

(Cartoon by John Kron,

Even as this year’s 9/11 memorial ceremonies try to steer clear of politics, the headlines continue to remind us that the world is not a safe place.

And there’s no avoiding the connection between the worst assault on the U.S. since Pearl Harbor, and the potential for further attacks. President Barack Obama made the link in his speech advocating action against the Assad regime for chemical weapons use. Failure to enforce the ban, the President warned, could make it “easier for terrorist organizations to obtain these weapons and to use them to attack civilians.”

Kind of makes you want to bury your head in Twerking videos, no?

If you were to draw your emotional skyline today, which building would be higher, the one for remembering 9/11, or Stop-the-World-I-Want-to-Get-Off Tower?