I wrote about my experience on 9/11/01 last year, but it's definitely worth pausing to reflect upon again this year. We're all so busy in our own lives that we often forget the feelings and emotions of that beautiful September day- the panic and fear, and the amazing acts of human kindness. I will always remember the days following- cabs didn't honk and people would say hello to one another on street corners waiting for walk signs to change. It wasn't long before the normal hustle and bustle, and head-down behavior returned, however, but I think everyone was somehow changed. I know I was.
My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families and friends affected by this tragic day in our nation's history. God Bless.
And J, please fly safely to LA today. And Happy Birthday to Lisa.
(front page of the NYT from 9/12/01. Click to enlarge)