In Memory of …

the three thousand plus lives lost,

the feeling of uncertainty while in the smoky subway station directly under the first tower after it was hit, not knowing my own danger,

the terror of standing in the street and watching the first tower crumble,

knowing that life had been changed in a way that I’d never experienced before,

confusion at the volume of hate and deception that caused this to happen to innocent people,

the trauma and paranoia that led to the counting of every single man-hole exit on my subway journey post attack … just in case …

9 – 11 – 2001.


5 thoughts on “In Memory of …

  1. Kate Lantry September 11, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    I can’t imagine what you went through. We remember not only the ones we lost but the survivors who remain. Thank you for your courage.

    • Nicky September 14, 2013 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you Kate. ♥

  2. Preeti September 11, 2013 / 11:44 am

    The courage and love shown by a nation coming together. The hateful actions of the depraved. We will not forget!

    • Nicky September 14, 2013 / 7:19 pm

      No we will NOT!!!

  3. Spinster September 11, 2013 / 8:00 am

    Reblogged this on Spinster's Compass and commented:
    Nothing else to add right now. This is my hometown. Enough said.

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