Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Remembering 9/11

I still remember the WTC when I was commuting there. The faces of the people working there, the littlest memory of browsing through the goods in Sephora, take-aways at the SBarro and ordering juice at the Orange Julius. I'm not even American, but the thought of all these shops and people who used to 'hi' me were all gone still give me the shudders. Makes you realize how fragile life is. And, as if we haven't had enough of natural disasters to deal with, we have to be constantly bogged by the paranoia of terrorism. We never look at another stranger quite in the same light anymore. We never under-estimate the power of religion, power of influence, the power of unity and the sacrifice people are willing to make to 'set things right' anymore. I can't help but think we here too could have the same fate. And when I see footage of brave firemen and marine officers, I wonder if our firemen and police officers could match up. Scary thought, huh?

3 comments:

toniXe said...

I knew a girl(receptionist) from my stay in a hotel inside the WTC in 2000 before this tragic event. When I heard the news of 9/11 my immediate thought was whether this girl made it thru. I understand she was ok but the trauma has influenced her to become a firewoman in NY today... I share your sentiments....

imn said...

i am all against terrorism, and certainly do not condone the sept 9/11 tragedy.. but look at what the americans did to iraq? if the iraqis were considered terrorists for the US attack, then shdn't the americans be called the same for attacking Iraq?

tihtahpah said...

either way, either its the americans' fault or the talibans or the iraqis..i say..kill the culprit...not the citizens. We the citizens should not be sacrificed because our politicians' are idiots.

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