9-11 a look back  

stetson623 51M/40F
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9/11/2006 7:58 pm

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9-11 a look back

on this the 5th anniversary of the attacks we have come to know as nine eleven. I thought I would take a look back at where I was, what I was doing and the hours after learning what transpired 5 years ago today. I was working at a factory job, I was not in a good mood. I had recently had an argument with my ex which had escalted into police being called to my job the morning before. It had nearly cost me my job, and on that particular morning I was still concerned and angry that it may still have. So, when a co-worker informed me a plane had hit the WTC, my immidiate response was "who gives a shit, i got more important things to worry about". Sadly as the morning progressed into afternoon, and I made my way to the break room suddenly my problems seemed insignificant. I had visited those towers, taken pictures from the top, I knew the size, the people who worked in them, and I began to mentally picture the scope of just how many people had died. I thought of my children, and how the world I knew they never would. I thought about the family trip to manhatten for my grandfathers funeral, the last time we were all together, and how we managed to somehow make it to the WTC and view the world below from the top. I didnt return to the factory line, I sat glued to the T.V. as the rest of us did and tried to make sense of the events I was witnessing. In the days and weeks that followed, I remember co-workers sitting in the break room putting beads of red,white and blue on pins, selling them for a dollar, and giving the money to firemen in the streets. I remember it seemed there was a fireman on every corner with a boot accepting donations. The multitude of flags that appeared on each house on every street. I recall thinking that there would be at least 10,000 dead alone at the WTC, and was amazed the nuber was so much less than that. I also recall thinking that as horrible the attacks were, the planning, precision, and mere thought of using planes as weapons were devised by someone of genius. I dont condone the attacks but from the point of what they hope to accomplish, how could anyone have come up with such an idea...

Are we better today? probably not, what terrible disaster are they dreaming of next? I can only hope that five years after the unthinkable happened, people are thinking about what to do, or tryinf to find out what it is and work to prevent it. After the hurricane Katrina debacle, I doubt very much they are ready, are any of us really??

_Safira 54F
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9/11/2006 8:47 pm

STETSON ~ Hope is my favorite word in our language. And even though I am extremely cautious realist, that one word resonates within my soul. I hope it can touch yours, too; and thank you so much for sharing your story. Here is my brief one and a tribute: 911 Who I Am. *blessings* / {=}

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