I wrote a long post of my personal account of 9/11 but decided to save it for another day.
It felt wrong.
Too much or too self-indulgent or something.
New York has been my favorite city for as long as I can remember.
I lived there for a year in 1997.
The anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon brings up numerous emotions.
As a friend shared, “That was the day we lost our innocence.”
I definitely did, but so many others lost so much more.
New York, I loved you before, and I love you now. I hope to be back soon.
Notes **** — both photographs used in this post were taken from my personal archives, and while they certainly aren’t the clearest shots, they stood out to me, so I decided to include them here even though the photograph quality is less than stellar.
*The close-up of the twin towers was taken on my Senior Trip in 1993 with a Kodak disposable camera and has always been a personal favorite
** NYC Skyline was taken in early Spring of 1997 when I was living in NYC on a sightseeing afternoon with two of my roommates. I’m guessing this was from a disposable camera as well.