|"In Remembrance" © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio|
This Thursday will mark a 13 years since a plane struck and destroyed the twin towers in NYC and killed nearly 3,000 people. I'm sure all of the networks will be broadcasting many stories from that day.
Thirteen years ago. I know we all remember that day all too clearly. I know I do. I was still working at the University of New Mexico and also working on a 2nd bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. I was taking a small scale metals class (fancy word for making jewelry, really). I was at Johnson Gym on the treadmill, getting my morning 'walk' in and the TV screens kept showing this image in NYC of smoke coming out the one of the towers. I couldn't hear the sound on the TV, and started to wonder what this was all about since that is all they kept showing. I took my headphones off and heard events unfolding. I was in shock. I finished my work out and headed over to class-I think by that time I had watched enough to know that the outcome was going to be very grave. The rest of the students that showed up for class were also in shock. I think classes got cancelled. I think I went home early that day (did we get sent home from work? I don't remember that part, but we must have). And, I was riveted to the television for the rest of the day. I know I picked my son up from school. Shock. That's all I could feel. And then, watching the towers collapse. That just did not seem possible. And knowing that so many people just died right before my very eyes. A very hard thing to witness, let alone wrap your head around, so to speak.
I, like so many others, was in a daze for many days following that event.
I'd love to hear some of your stories and share your day from 10 years ago with the rest of us. I know you all will have fascinating stories to tell. Whether you live here in the United States, or somewhere else in the world. I know we were all affected by this catastrophic event. You can share your story with us by leaving a comment here.
And, come join us as a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!