I wasnt going to post anything about 911, but I changed my mind. You know my son Robert said not to long ago that I live in a fairy tale land and probably ride around in pink chicks in my head. I've had other people call me polly anna and naive, and often people are a bit surprised when somethings going on right in front of me and miss it all. I'm sure people think lots of odd things about me. but I do have to admit that some of this is true. (I do ride in around on pink chicks in my head! LOL.. just kidding girls.. Im out there.. yes, but not totally.. not yet anyways!) And yes, I am a little bit simple minded. There isnt too much deep thinking going on in my brain! most of whats in there is cute and fluffy and pink ( or for this season.. orange and black!). sorry to say, but its the truth!
so anyways, I do tend to live in my own little world.. and quite frankly I like it there. But in regards to 911 and the tragic events that unfolded that day.. I was clueless. I was working for a drug and alcohol clinic with teenagers at an area highschool so thats were I was that morning, at school. One of the school counselors called me in her office and showed me on line that one of the towers had just been hit by a plane. First of all let me say, that at that point, I had never been to NYC and that I seriously ( remember my own little world....) had no clue that those towers even existed. And so, watching the footage on the computer I did think oh thats terrible. but I just didnt really get it. I didnt understand the size of the buildings or the amount of people that would have been inside them. Even watching the the rest of the horrendous evilness that occured.. in those moments and I wasnt grasping the Hugeness of it. I kept thinking "oh this must be really bad.." (duh) I did of course over the course of the day and the weeks to pass, get it and of course became more and more horrified as time went on. And like most of the world, I watched on tv for days and weeks and months the aftermath and felt sick and so sorry for all those lives that were directly involved.
I can not imagine having the desire to cause such destruction or to kill and hurt soo many people. I dont understand how someone can have so much evil in them and then to be proud of it. Im very glad that binladen is dead. I think it would have been nice if he could have been tortured first though!
Since then, Ive been to NYC and I saw where the towers once were. we ate lunch right across the street from were the towers stood. we walked the streets around the area and I just could not imagine being anywhere near by there when those attacks occured.
We are resilient people. I'm amazed that they were even able to clean up after the disaster. So many people deserve so much credit. When I look at the pictures, I imagine people not even knowing where to start or how to begin. what to do with all the debris. But amazingly they did it.
so today 10 years later.. Im remembering. though I dont need to be told to remember because I could never forget.
so where were you 10 years ago today?