Monday, September 11, 2006 "God Deciding" *

"God Deciding" *



Although I don't have anything enlightening or prosaic to write about September 11th, I feel it would be disrespectful not to recognize it. Below is my story of that morning in Atlanta.

I was walking through the lobby of my office on the way to the mailroom on September 11th, 2001. The televisions in the lobby were tuned to CNN. Three people were milling around the reception desk and someone mentioned that a plane just flew into the World Trade Center. There was a second of joking about the navigational skills of bad amateur pilots. I giggled, picked up my mail, and headed back through the lobby. The crowd of three had grown to a crowd of twenty something in under 10 minutes. The second plane had hit and we had realized it was not an accident. Our entire office crowded around the television sets scattered throughout the floor and watched in stunned silence. By 9:30 am our office was evacuated for fear that we may be a target. By 9:45 am I was sitting on the rooftop deck of my loft watching the skies that were eerily free of planes (despite the fact that I lived in a flight path). At 10 am I turned on the radio and heard that the first tower had collapsed. I remember sitting and waiting all day long for the horrors to continue to unfold. I knew life in the US would forever be changed.

*Song by Hot Water Music

8 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

Thank you for sharing your memory of that day.

10:33 AM  
Blogger inkyhack said...

Did life change for the better or the worse? Have we taken the tragedy to learn something or simply used it for nefarious ends? Could things be different today had we taken another path of reaction? Why are these questions not discussed openly in the public forums?

11:52 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Only you have nothing prosaic to say. I have nothing pious to say. Something to drink?

12:54 PM  
Blogger RWA said...

Thanks for sharing how your day was. It's amazing how many different ways people found out about what was happening that fateful morning - and what their respective reactions were.

2:03 PM  
Blogger RC said...

thanks for sharing your memory and experience. also thank you for viewing my tribute that I posted today.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

6:25 PM  
Anonymous seb said...

Thanks for sharing. It's a wonderful way for so many different kinds of people to relate to each other, remembering such a tragic and ultimately important time.

12:00 AM  
Blogger Mindless Dribbler said...

And right you were....I was in Macon at the time but I felt the same as you.

10:32 AM  
Blogger kludge said...

So odd, you would think in five years it would be sort of foggy. I rememeber it so clearly, as I'm sure everyone in the States does.

What a horrible day.

5:53 PM  

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