Friday, September 11, 2009
i've been thinking a lot about sept. 11 lately, so today is a little somber for me. i just finished a book called 102 minutes [i saw it in the gift shop of the world trade center memorial the last time i was there and really wanted to read it; finally got around to it last month], all about the WTC and their collapse. the book was super hard for me to get through -- every time i picked it up, my heartrate increased dramatically. i freak myself out reading intense encounters of other people. haha. anyway, highly recommended book if you're interested -- i learned a lot.
i was a senior in high school on 9/11 and spent the day talking about it in my classes and watching cnn. b was in the missionary training center, getting ready to go to germany on a mission for our church, and they wouldn't tell them anything about it. i think to this day he still doesnt really get all the drama behind it.
and last year on this day i was on a plane, flying to europe. [crazy how fast time goes, isn't it?] i'll never forget going through the security line that morning and seeing everything freeze while we had a moment of silence at the exact time the first plane hit the trade center. 9/11 is a sad day, especially now that i've read that book & know personal stories of people who died. but i do feel like i have a new respect for that day and all the people involved.
p.s. i watched a show on spike tv about how to save yourself in the event of a terrorist takeover on an airplane, so i could probably save your life now. in case you're wondering :)