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Sunday, 11 September 2011

This day, 10 years ago

Almost three thousand people died, thousands more injured, millions shocked beyond words.
More than one hundred babies lost fathers they'd never see on this day.
It's the day my second son was due to be born.

Out of shock, I think, he waited another week before he emerged into a world that had changed.

11th September 2001.
A day etched on minds for one big reason and many, many smaller ones.


  1. Aside from the fear and grief, I recall how the world felt smaller, brought closer together by our shared sorrow and determination to share our love and support for one another. Yes, etched on our minds... for so many reasons. ((hugs))

  2. Yes, you are right. The world seemed smaller - both for good and bad reasons. There was the immense support and love that brought people nearer but also the feeling that 'it' (whatever our fear might be) was that much closer than we might have hoped. Thank you. Axxx

  3. I will never forget exactly where I was and what I was doing on that day. I too was pregnant. 5 months pregnant. and we'd just been on an airplane trip back from Illinois visiting an Aunt when 9/11 happened a few days later. You're right--the world had changed. My husband and I went 2 years later to New York and went to Ground Zero. It is unbelievable. All iof New York has this sound. This hum of noise. A blend of car horns, traffic, people, etc. You hear it nonstop even through the night. But, once we got to Ground Zero. It was odd, erie. It was nothing but a loud silence...if that makes sense. All you could hear was wind and we were very much aware of the large emptiness. Did you know that even two years later, crews working in Ground Zero had to cover their shoes and at the end of the day leave the little covers at the sight b/c they might contain DNA. Such a tragic day for the world.

  4. Thank you for sharing your memories too, Kirsten. Your visit to Ground Zero sounds very evocative and memorable. Axxx


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