Hello, my pretties! How are you all? Doing well, I hope!
I’ve been doing well enough, though work is pretty chaotic lately – which explains why I haven’t been posting as usual. Hopefully things will go back to normal soon.
Explanations aside, here I am to talk to you all again.
Not too long ago, I was watching a video about 9/11, and it ended – as those usually do – with a question about where the watchers were back then. I dug into my memory, and came up with where and how I found out about the attack to the Twin Towers.
Back in 2001, I was going to college for the first time. I remember I was in class, and one of my closest friends was outside having something to eat right across the street. While we were all paying attention to what our professor was saying, this friend showed up in the classroom almost out of breath and blurted out that someone had thrown an airplane against World Trade Center.
A moment of dead silence followed, before we all rushed out of the classroom and into the reception area, where there was a TV and a lot of people already gathered. We were all whispering to each other – as people tend to do when watching something tragic – when the second plane hit, and an audible gasp sounded before another dead silence.
I remember none of us went back to class that day. We were all gathered there, trying to make sense of it. What happened? Why did it happen? How many people had died? What would happen now?
Oddly enough, I can’t remember anything else about this day. I probably went to work after school, and then home, as usual, which would account for me not remembering details, since I tend to forget routine stuff very easily (and of course, this was a long time ago).
While I can’t remember what I did after that, I can surely remember the shock and feeling of wrongness of it all, as though that wasn’t actually happening, even though I was seeing it with my own eyes through TV.
For those of you who were old enough to remember 2001, what was your experience like? Did you hear about it from someone? Watch it on TV? How did you learn it had happened and what was your initial reaction?
Please, do keep the comments respectful – while it happened 18 years ago, it was a true event that affected many, many lives.
Thank you for reading, and see you on the next post! (Soon, I hope!)
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