||[Sep. 11th, 2009|08:29 am]
The Question Club
Since it's officially just about that time, do you have any 9/11-related stories?|
I was only in the seventh grade and living in Florida, but one of my best friends actually worked in one of the surrounding buildings of the Twin Towers. His mom worked in the first building that was hit, with the Port Authority. He spent most of the morning trying to figure out where his mom and various friends were. He was incredibly lucky - he didn't lose anyone he knew, but he DID experience everything that happened, from walking up the subway stairs and seeing the first tower on fire to walking with his friends to safety. Turns out, his brother's method of transportation (his brother has downs syndrome) was unavailable, so his mom had to drive him that day and therefore was not in her office. Crazy. He posts his story every year on 9/11 on his LJ and it always makes me terribly sad.
I live in New York City now, the first 9/11 I've spent here. I didn't really understand how much of an impact the events of that day had on this city until I understood how New Yorkers live and work and just... are.