A Somber Day

Hi Everyone,

I struggled with whether or not to bring to attention the date, but seeing as how I live in NYC and many of my coworkers were here when the towers went down I just want to acknowledge it. I was in middle school when 9/11 happened, I can remember being brought to the gym with my classmates and held there until they made the decision to send us all home. My mom came home early from work and we sat in the living room watching the news loop through the same information with little changes each time as more information came through. I wrote down words that stuck out to me in a drawing notebook in colored pencils, circling ones that came up a lot or hit me the hardest.

One of my coworkers told me about how she worked in the financial district during 9/11 and her husband worked near the towers. She couldn’t get into Manhattan for work (she lives in another borough) and her husband went to her job and waited for her at her desk. When she finally got through to him on the phone he told her the entire office cheered.

My first year in NYC I lived on Williams Street off the Fulton Street stop. My beacon home for a year was the One World Trade Center which was under construction at the time. I could see it from the bus every time I came back from Syracuse and it was comforting. I went to the 9/11 Memorial with my ex and it was haunting.

So please remember all the people who didn’t make it out of the towers in time, the people on the planes, and all the rescue workers.

Feel free to ask me any questions or make a request or give me a prompt. It is still Friday : ) Also, find me on my other social media platforms:

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Be safe and kind,


21 Comments Add yours

  1. Peppy says:

    I listened to Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to be An American” utube video. It really broke my heart to remember it all. To remember how it affected my girls, and so many, many people. Thanks for A Somber Day…hugs Peppy

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  4. Nicole says:

    Very energetic article, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part 2?


    1. Hi Nicole, I don’t know if I will be doing a part 2 necessarily, but perhaps. I went to the 9/11 memorial again this past weekend and it was just as haunting and moving as it was the first time I was there. This time I got to see it more in its full glory than the first time when it was cordoned off and everyone needed a ticket to get in. If you are ever in NYC I recommend going down to the Financial District and walking through the memorial.


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  7. Katrina says:

    Thanks for finally writing about >A Somber Day | little gentian <Loved it!


    1. Hi Katrina, thank you for taking the time to comment. I find it hard to write about 9/11 because it has been so widely written about and has captured the attention of far greater writers than myself. Thank you for reading the blog 🙂


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