Eight years in the blink of an eye

It has been eight years since two planes flew into to the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the world as we knew it changed forever.  That morning is burned in my memory, the feelings and sights and horror are still so fresh that it feels almost like just yesterday that I stood in my living room (a different living room, in fact), staring at the television, not wanting to believe my eyes.

Our lives have changed drastically since September 11, 2001.  The way we think has changed.  Travel has changed.  Politics have changed.  People have changed.  Not all of this change has been for the better.  And not all of this change regrettable.  Some of this change just simply had to happen.

I hate that that day had to happen.  I hate a lot of what has happened to this beautiful country as a result.

I wonder how all the family who lost loved ones that day are doing now.   Does it feel like just yesterday to them too?  I bet it does.

It’s hard to know what to say here.  What IS there to say here?  I remember.  I will never forget.

  • RoseAnn

    I’m right there with you. I burst into tears this morning when I checked my email and a friend had sent out a tribute she created just after the attacks.
    On the way to work, it felt surreal because no one was talking about it on the radio and yet it was all I could think about.
    Then I got to work and the flag was flying at half-staff. I was glad I wasn’t the only one who remembered but I almost burst into tears again!

  • http://www.dslinfo.net/ Dsl vergleich

    It has been eight years since two planes flew into to the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the world as we knew it changed forever. This is so true.

  • Michelle

    This is one of those days that people will ask “do you remember where you were when…?” And oh yes, I remember. I’m very sad today, when I remember the range of emotions that I went through 8 years ago. Sad that so much changed that day. And at 5PM, when they play the National Anthem here on base, I’m going outside to listen to it and say a little prayer for the families of all those killed on that day. And for the families of the people in the military who are deployed, that they all come home safely.

  • http://www.barbaraling.com Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach

    I remember very vividly that day indeed…it’s something that the world should never forget.

  • http://www.shoppifant.com Birgit

    I think no one will ever forget . Not in the USA and not in Europe…

  • http://koncertyyy.pl Polak

    Yes, we should never forget
    .-= Polak´s last blog ..LAIBACH i JUNO REACTOR Wroc?aw – 2009-12-11 =-.

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