Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years later...

Where were you 10 years ago?

10 years ago, I was 12, sitting in my 7th grade Science class. That morning I was woke up and got ready for school like any other day, still half asleep and in a rush as usual since I wanted to sleep just a few minutes more. The entire room, the entire school, for the first time, for that entire hour, was silent besides my teacher's voice as she explained what had happened. She drew pictures of the Twin Towers on the white board and illustrated the planes as they crashed into the towers. I was in disbelief. Even later as I saw TVs playing the news and seeing those pictures on the white board come to life, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It felt like a dream, my body was numb, and I couldn't look away. I don't quite remember what I was thinking, but it couldn't have been much else but "why?". I remember after school I took my dog to my old elementary school and sat on the slide with her looking up at the sky. I was so scared, holding her and thinking that any moment it could happen to me. 

10 years later... here I am. And here I hope to stay with the rest of my fellow Americans. May peace be brought to those suffering and those lost, and the rest of the world.

Never forget 9/11/01