Friday, September 11, 2009

taking a moment to remember.


I think it's important to take a moment today to remember eight years ago. It shouldn't be hard to do - it was probably the most defining day in any of our lives. I've felt the same on this day over the last eight years. I can't get that that day and all my memories out of my head every year when September 11th rolls around. It's the one day, and I mean the only day, that I can remember everything I did. I can't even remember what I did yesterday. But September 11th 2001 - I remember everything.
I remember leaving my boyfriends house minutes after the first plane crashed. I only realized this after I hit every radio station wondering why no one was playing music. I finally stopped to listen - really hear what they were saying - and that's when I knew how horrific of a morning it had just become.
I remember getting to my house, running up the porch steps two at a time to wake my three roommates up only to realize they were already gathered around the television with shocked looks on their faces. I'll never forget that moment. It was right when the second tower fell.
I could go on and on. The point: Please remember. Don't dwell but remember. Each of us owes that.
{Take a look at Meg's blog post today... really poignant & beautifully written as always}


4 comments:

bananas. said...

beautifully said my friend. like you i remember this day as clearly as ever. i can't believe it's been 8 years...

KLaw said...

Its crazy that its been 8 years. I still remember it vividly.

Accidental Syrup said...

chills... I remember every second of that morning too...

Kristen Sara said...

I don't think this is a day anyone will ever forget...