Monday, September 12, 2011

A 911 Message from a friend.

I didn't just know someone, I knew 27 someones, well, their husbands wives and children...but more than that, I was there. I was 17 blocks uptown from WTC, but just the same I can't seem to get the grit of the ash off my skin or out my hair, or the smell of the fire away from me. The anniversary today was important to lots of people remembering....but remembering for me is waking up crying many many random mornings over the last 10 years. It probably sounds arrogant, but folks who weren't there just plain don't know and never will. It might be a national tragedy, but it's still a local devastation with consequences that folks who don't live here will never understand.

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