Reflections on 9/11
the memory is as haunting as seeing it happen
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 granite slab seemed to hold so much emotion- fear, loss and sadness.
didn't know where my family was. many of them worked in manhattan.
The missing person postings it really personalized it for me I was overwhelmed with sympathy and compassion.