September 11th

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  1. DrivingPigeon

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    I was watching the original footage on CNN today...It was so weird to watch. It really felt like it was happening all over again...The emotions all came back.
     
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    I was quietly drinking my morning coffee in my office, when I heard a thump, looked out the window and saw a huge rush of fire spill like water past the window. About ten floors up, I could see the hole on the back side of the north tower.

    I managed to make it out of the south tower and was on the street when the second plane hit. A little more than a third of my co-workers were not so fortunate.
     
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    I couldn't watch it.

    Earlier in the week I was passionate about looking back and remembering. I was determined to go to a memorial at my college, where I was when it happened. I spent the week looking back at some artifacts I had and looking at some things on the internet. I was in a writing class that semester and she asked us to draw our writings from the NY Times. Little did she know, the paper would focus this event most of the semester, and so did my writing. I have a nice collections of journals and essays I wrote that fall, so I spent the morning reading them.

    At that point I felt at peace. No specials on tv. No memorial service.
     
  5. Marci07

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  6. Aliceacc

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    My sincere sympathies on all your losses.
     
  7. Aliceacc

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    It turns out that one of our Seniors was a reader at Ground Zero yesterday. He read a list of names, including a message stating how much his family missed his dad.

    I'm so glad I didn't see it.

    KNOWING our kids were there was one thing. SEEING their pain would have been another.
     
  8. TeacherGroupie

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    (gently)

    Sharing their pain is a third thing, often the hardest, and sometimes the most necessary.
     

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