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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Heartache and Sadness

10 Years after 9-11 I find myself almost obsessed by the events that unfolded that eerie September morning. It still feels like it wasn’t real. Like what I saw on TV that day was just a movie, but deep down I know it all happened.
I will never completely understand the devastation felt by all the people at or near ground zero, the Pentagon, and in the airplanes. Even the families and friends of those lost have a better grip on the reality of the chaos that day than I do.
Wanting to truly and fully understand what really happened that day I have been searching daily for stories. I want to know what people saw, smelled, felt. I want to feel like I was there, partly because to me it is still so incomprehensible. I still can’t wrap my brain around it. How can humans in this “progressive” world with so much technology and abundance still act so barbaric?
People who were not anywhere near Manhattan or the Pentagon or who didn’t know someone working in these buildings or in the airplanes will never completely grasp the devastation on September 11th 2001.
I read this story published in December of 2001 and I now have a sense of the real horrors people experienced that day.

http://www.esquire.com/features/what-ive-learned/ESQ0102-JAN_WTC_rev





Never Forgotten.