Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Still, Always

As always, it's a day where I think about the friends and family I and my family lost at the Pentagon, and the loved ones of my friends who died at the WTC.

Here's my experience.  What's yours?


5 comments:

CP said...

Wow, thanks so much for sharing. I have lived on the west coast almost all my life (except Chicago for college). I didn't know what the WTC was before 9/11. I don't know anyone who suffered or died. BUT I still feel like part of the story. Everyone who witnessed has a story. I'm lucky mine does not involve personal loss only feeling of disbelief and helplessness.

Thank you for reminding me of the loss and sacrifice that others endured on this day.

P.S. what state were you living in?

LawMommy said...

These were my reflections from 9/11/2006...
http://adventuresoflawmommy.blogspot.com/2006/09/daniel-mcneal.html

LawMommy said...

I tried to watch some of the 9/11 coverage on the National Geographic Channel the other day. I watched for about five minutes, and the strangest thing happened. I became physically cold, I felt like I had walked into a freezer, even though it was a normal temperature in the room. I was watching an interview of a woman who survived the Pentagon bombing - I had to turn the television off, the longer I watched, the colder I felt, until my teeth actually started to chatter. It was odd, and it seemed like an extreme reaction for someone who didn't actual lose anyone. Collective grief is a strange thing.

Grace said...

I was still living in New York, then. Because we were so close to a massive power/infrastructure facility (Niagara Falls), security suddenly got crazy.

Grace said...

It is! Some if my friends' memories and stories always hit me like they ate my own.