2 years


on September 12, 2003

I can’t believe it’s been two years since the twin towers were hit!

I remember that day like it was yesterday – I was at home that and just happened to turn on the news during my lunch to see what was going on. The TV showed coverage about 5 mins after the first tower was hit and they were talking about a mistake made by a pilot and how they were checking all of the instrument approach hardware.

A little while later I was sitting there watching and the second plane hit. My stomach lurched and I’m sure I just sat there with my mouth open – both myself and the commentators just couldn’t get our minds around what was going on in front of us.  I had called Vic when I first saw the news as she was working for a big US financial organisation at the time and I knew they had offices in NY.

I just sat in front of the TV for about 8 hours that day trying to take it all in.  Our flat was directly across the river from the tallest building in London and they evacuated it soon after they realised what was going on (plus it’s on the flight path for one of London’s airports) and for days after we looked into the sky at the slightest noise.

The world changed a lot that day.

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