There were many posts on blogs and social media regarding the 11th anniversary of 9/11. I think it’s good to remember, and not hold so tightly that it would then be considered as holding a grudge. May the memory of what happened to change our world also change our hearts….
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On a Tuesday morning 11 years ago, I was getting ready for work and turned the bedroom radio on – something I never do – EVER. What I heard was unimaginable. I had to run and turn on the TV. As I went through the day at work, TVs on, people checking the web for any news available, it was surreal. The days ahead became a blur; the pit in my stomach and the ache in my heart lasted for weeks on end. It hit me in a way it only could for those of us who grew up with those images. I lived in the tri-State area for most of my life; one of my uncles was part of the construction crew for the WTC Towers. The images haunt me every time I go home and drive Rte 3 Eastbound. There is a crest of a hill on the way towards the Lincoln Tunnel where you can see the whole New York City skyline. I miss seeing those gleaming Towers when I look to the south end of Manhattan. I remember taking the elevators that seemed to travel at Warp Speed to the Observation Deck. I remember the feeling of the building swaying when it was windy. And I remember where I was THAT morning.
Where were you?
As we near the anniversary of 9/11 this week I thought this was a poignant reminder of that fateful day, as well as an appropriate depiction of near and far, as you look through the salvaged beams from the World Trade Center to the New York skyline.