Saturday, September 11, 2010
Before My Eyes
Nine years ago today the world changed. The city I then called home changed and I like so many people changed.
I remember the events of 9/11/01 as if they were yesterday, I remember the message my father left for me as he was stuck in Newark airport, I remember the chill I felt as my sister told me she saw the towers fall, I remember the walk from mid-town to downtown, the group we normally commuted with stuck together though we were far from the laughing group we usually were. I remember how my mother hugged us when we finally made it home from Manhattan and I remember the nightmares that haunted me for months afterward. I remember the fear I had in commuting and how for a long time I refused to step on a subway alone and thank goodness for an understanding boss and my dear friend Greg who made sure I didn't have to be alone.
I know the world will never be the same but I hope we learn, grow and stick together. I hope to feel safe again when traveling, I hope to be able to be in a crowded place without suspiciously watching people but I want to never take things for granted and I never want to forget how quickly everything can change.
I hope you will always remember all we lost today and never take for granted all you have.
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