Never again will it be a normal day

At least not for me.

I don’t think I’ve ever done a post to commemorate those lost in this tragedy in the past, but because it’s the 7th anniversary I feel compelled to do so. Probably because it’s something that’s happened ‘in my generation’, but I don’t think that the lives lost at this tragedy were any more or less valuable than lives lost at all tragedies that have ever happened in the world.

It may or may not have been the worst tragedy in the history of the world, but I still think that those who lost (and gave up) their lives on that day should always be remembered. So today at 9:46am EST, I will be saying a prayer for their souls. I hope that those who believe in that stuff can join me. If you don’t feel like it, that’s ok too.

I remember being upset at my bf1 for waking me up an hour before I had to get up for work that day. But he insisted that I turn the New on; hearing the panic in his voice I complied. I couldn’t believe my eyes. The entire day felt like everyone was walking on egg shells, all the while glued to the television trying to catch the latest footage of the planes.

Being in Toronto, a part of me was expecting someone to come out and say that it was all some Hollywood stunt but the moment never came. Then I remembered that I had been in L.A. just the night before… and considering extending my holiday by a day to catch a concert I wanted to attend. All it would have meant was that my flight would’ve been grounded when they halted all services but it still freaked me out.

I can’t say that I remember how I’ve spent this day in previous years2 but I know that every year this day comes around, I always feel a tug at my heart and then I remember how many people lost their lives3 for nothing.

Where were you when 9/11 happened?

  1. at the time []
  2. after 2001 []
  3. for lack of a better phrase []