Jess (lieutfaber) wrote,
Jess
lieutfaber

remembrance

all right, so i am slightly modifying my vow from last night. i felt that i needed to say this.


one year ago today, it was a perfectly normal day. i didn't have classes on tuesday/thursday, so i slept late, and i got up about 9. i took a shower, came back and put the weather channel on. everything was still normal. i start flipping channels to see if anything is on, and then i see it. the twin towers, billowing with smoke. then debris starts to fall. the announcers don't quite know what's happening, and the first tower collapses. i leave a panicked message at home, and attempt to pull myself together enough to go work my redbook shift in the staffroom. everyone who was in there that day helped me to keep my sanity, and i think i did the same in turn. there were close calls amongst our friends and family, and losses amongst the oit numbers. rumors were flying all day long, and no one was quite sure what had really happened, or how many planes were actually missing for awhile. the first prayer vigil was that night. i decided i had to be strong and worked staffroom- i mean i/o room- for my shift, and half another one, while my replacement was giving blood. we lit candles. we went to the second vigil. and now i light my candles in remembrance, and in hope. hope that noone will ever take human life so lightly again. hope that we can learn to overcome differences. hope that we can go on.
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