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Where Were You on September 11?


twintowers1I was getting ready for work, early, and the phone rang.

It was Mom, back east.

I turned on the tv.

Just then a second plane hit.

I couldn’t process what was happening.

A tower collapsed.

All those people.

All those lives lost.

I couldn’t make sense of it.

The sky was empty and silent.

Even the birds were grounded.

I needed stories.

I needed to hear about the people.

It was too big to grasp.

I needed human faces to make it real.

I kept my child away from the tv.

He saw anyway.

He crashed block towers.

Just like the bad men.

I was heartsick.

How could I protect him?

How could any of us feel safe?

September 11 changed us.

September 11 changed the world.

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

2 thoughts on “Where Were You on September 11?

  1. We will never forget that day… and like so much people we exactly know what we did… I cracked nuts while watching tv and I actually thought there is something wrong, maybe a bug …I couldn’t believe what I saw …

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