On This Day

On this day, five years ago, I was in my living room with my dad. I had graduated from college and was substitute teaching. I did not have a gig that day and was home. I woke up and my dad told me a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center; it was a little after 9. Like everyone else, I was unable to believe what I was seeing and unable to look away. I kept drifting back to the living room in horror.

This day is a when time we should remember the things we have seen in our lives and be thankful for the things which we have been given, however small or large they may be.

–Jane, is thankful indeed

2 thoughts on “On This Day

  • September 11, 2006 at 12:28 pm
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    I was still in college living in my roach infested apartment. I had stepped out of the shower and turned on the weather channel as is my standard routine (as if the weather will be anything but hot). The morning anchors mentioned that all the airports around the country were closed as if we should know why. I wondered what kind of weather phenomenon could cause that.

    I changed over to CNN to see one of the towers missing. I could not turn away but it was more shock and disbelief than anything that kept me going that morning. As I rode the bus to campus I heard as they described the second tower come down. Everybody on the bus was silent as the gravity of the situation was sinking in.

    I will always remember.

  • September 11, 2006 at 6:23 pm
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    Five years ago I had just started my new job and September 11th was my first full day of work. I remembered hearing on the radio that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center but few details. After a bus ride I came to work finding my coworkers gathered in our break room in front of the TV. Being a newbie I didn’t know if this was a morning ritual or meeting.

    It wasn’t until I saw the footage of the second plane that I realized that moving to the United States from Canada would be even more different than I had ever dreamed.

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