Deep Thoughts On A Day We Will Never Forget

WTCI know this is a comedy blog, and I like to keep the mood light, but I would be remiss were I not to comment on the significance of today.  Aside from making you laugh, another goal of this blog is to make you generate Deep Thoughts…

I am a native New Yorker, and even though I was living in Los Angeles at the time of the 9/11 attacks, I still reacted as if it were my hometown under siege.  I’d spent the first 27 years of my life looking at those mighty Twin Towers.  People I knew worked there, as did friends of friends.

My first job out of NYU was working for a company based in The Empire State Building.  That, too, is just an office building, filled with innocent workers trying to earn their daily wage.  It is also a landmark, a tourist attraction, and a potential terrorist target.

As I was watching the events of that day unfold from over 3,000 miles away, I kept coming back to the fact that I used to work in a famous NYC landmark.  As I wiped away tears, I couldn’t help but think about how fragile and random life can be.  You accept a job with no idea that doing so makes you a future target of fanatics.

The Deep Thoughts generated on that day, and the days that followed, were dark and negative and not good for my soul.

flagNo one will ever forget what happened on September 11, 2001.  You didn’t need this blog post to remind you of that.  I, however, needed to write it.  To cast out some of the darker Deep Thoughts.  To make sure that heroes were remembered.  To show that life did not end for the rest of us on that day.

Tragedy is an unfortunate part of life, but we cannot let it get the better of us.  It also helps us to better appreciate the laughter and the lighter moments.  Thanks for allowing me to share my Deep Thoughts, Modern Philosophers.  I invite you to use the comments section to do the same.

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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22 Responses to Deep Thoughts On A Day We Will Never Forget

  1. I lived in Texas when the attack occurred.

    I felt as if Dallas had been hit.

    Never forget.

    God bless America!

  2. Running1 says:

    just put my flags from Labor Day back out. will put on tv in a bit and listen to the names from my safe NJ haven for the 12th time and I will cry. i’m crying as I write this. then I’ll pick my kids up later from all their after school activities and hug them just a bit tighter.

  3. I looked at my flag a little longer the morning when I put it up. God Bless America, God bless our troops. Never Forget.

  4. Reblogged this on Hot Lard and commented:
    I could not express my feelings better than this.
    God Bless America, God Bless our Troops. Never forget.

  5. I remember how quiet the skies were that day after all flights were restricted. After the incident, I couldn’t help thinking about those poor souls, captives of the hijackers–wondering what went through their minds, before they crashed.

  6. I absolutely know what you are saying. I am from New Jersey. That day I was in bed, for I had been very sick and the doctors had given me permanent disability. I was furious, hurt and completely hopeless for I being a nurse, was unable to assist any of the victims that where transferred to the hospital I was working for just a couple of weeks previously. Thank God, my brother works for the Police and I ran to him who was off that day and working on his motorcycle. When I told him what I had seen, obviously he was in disbelief, but started getting ready because he felt the call of duty, not has he drop his screw driver, and his phone was ringing, 20 minutes later, he was gone, He was gone and working for three days straight, or may be more, I was taking hard core pain medicine and some of things are blurred, but the pain in my soul could not be eased by any pain pill. Today when I turned my PC on and saw the pictures and videos in Yahoo, I could only watch for one or two minutes, Why some people can heal and I feel like it happened this morning?

  7. Meredith says:

    I was there. Over a decade later and I can still remember the smell of the burning concrete like it was yesterday. I am still speechless.

  8. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    SAYS IT BETTER THAN I CAN…

  9. ksbeth says:

    i feel it as though it were today

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