Reflections on 9/11
What really scared me about the events of 9/11 was the changes to society that followed it. The increase in security bothered me, even as a child. I distinctly remember hearing from my sister that the Statue of Liberty was closed and feeling very frightened by the notion that such an iconic place wasn't open any more. The events themselves didn't scare me; the way the government reacted to them did.
THE CROSSES THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL
At first, I had no thoughts of terrorism or war, only that an air traffic controller or a pilot had made areally bad mistake. When it dawned on me that this was a planned attack, that was when the fear hit.
I think that 9/11 proved that a true hero is anyone who is willing to put others above their own fears. 9/11 also proved that crying wasn't a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength and love.
What scared me the most was seeing the first Tower being hit and then the second tower being hit it was surreal.