September 11, 2012

Enough Has Been Said...

For myself anyway..

 As Americans we all lived through this day 11 years ago.. Some of us closer to it than others..For me, it's not that I do not care but rather the memory is still too fresh in my mind.. I lived only 20 minutes outside NYC on Sept 11, 2001.. I watched from my living room windows the planes slam into the side of those buildings exploding into a fireball and taking everyone with it in its path. I watched in horror as people jumped to their deaths from the top floors of the towers, I watched as those towers collapsed and took everyone with them. I sat trying to get through to NYC to check on friends for hours when all the phone lines were down. I watched in horror as more buildings came down.. I remember all the small children who went to school with my nephews and niece receiving the news that one or both parents had been killed and I remember watching the smoke billowing into the air for weeks afterward and the smell of death, twisted metal and burning wires that left a stench in the air so strong for weeks the windows couldn't be left open....So today, please do not think me cold hearted because I am not but I can't go back there again and again.. It's still too fresh.. The sights, the sounds the smells...So I will simply post a remembrance and leave it there..


2 comments:

  1. Hi Robyn,
    We live about an hour from the city and I will never forget that morning 11 years ago. Just a few minutes ago I was outside noticing how similar today is weatherwise...it's a beautiful crisp sunny day. So much has happenened in those 11 years but it also feels like it was just yesterday.
    -Shelley

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  2. Robyn, I wonder if the hurt will ever subside. It tore such a chunk out of everyone, almost as if they stole the innocence of a Country.

    My heart goes out to those affected personally by this tragedy, and it always will.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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