September 11, 2009

9/11



I remember so clearly where I was when this tragedy happened. A friend and I were watching morning television at my house, sitting on the sofa, drinking coffee and chatting away.

Suddenly devastating images appeared on the screen and we sat there in shock and watched. We spent all day sitting there together, mouths gaping, not really speaking to each other. A one stage I looked over at her and realised that she too had wrapped herself up in a blanket, like a baby, her face wet with tears.

The sense of loss, confusion and sadness could be felt everywhere. Mid morning there were threats that the towers in Century City in Los Angeles might possibly be the next targets. I could see those Towers from my house and could only imagine the sheer terror that was taking place over there as people tried to free themselves from those buildings.

I will never forget this tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are always with those who lost their lives or someone they knew. And enormous gratitude to the men and women who risked their lives to save others.

3 comments:

Helena Halme said...

I too was in front of the TV that day, by chance working from home with the news on silent when I saw the towers collapse. I love NYC, and could not believe what was happening in front of my eyes. I think we need to always remember.

red ticking said...

such a lovely post... it seems like it was yesterday... x pam

Bob said...

And then you rang NZ to let us know you were ok in case we were worried you might have been in NY. It was early in the morning and the phone woke me up so I hadn't heard anything about it. I didn't know what you were talking about. Something about rubbish and someone called Al...