"I'm spinning round the room in awe" ryan adams

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Damn it's been over a week since my last blog, that is an unusually long time for me! :-)
Well, it's officially septmeber 11, 2002. A year. wow.
And where were you?
I remember that I didn't wake up to my alarm and I almost misse dmy Italian class. But I did miss it. I woke up and started getting ready when Karen told me that a plane had crashed into the towers. The towers. I had thought she meant the Christiana Towers, i was loopy, i had just woken up. But we turn on the tv and every channel...it was amazing. It was hard to conceptualize. It was about 9 am. And we watched it all on tv. karen and i are total media/tv whores. we had 5 televisions in the house and everyone was on a different station. all of our computers were on different sites. Everything moved so fast. Talking to so many people on IM, especially peopel that I hadn't talked to in months. Eerily everyone reached out to everyone that day. My mom works for the government and she had tried calling but we couldn;t get through to each other. Then we had the brilliant idea to grab a video camera and GO OUT THERE. Go outside and tlak to people, to be there, to witness. So karen and i run to the studio (i was news director at the time) and grab our gear and go. The weirdest thing was that out of a campus of 20, 000 people, no one was outside. Conveniently UD was having a blood drive that day. We went there, we went and talked to random people in Trabant, and Professor Begleiter. Just trying to make sense of it all. My most vivid memory was going back into the studio and seeing Carlos. We had a few channels on in the tv studio and me, Karen, and Carlos watched all of them. Then we all looked at one screen. It was a close up of the towers. But somehthing was different. We look closer...and we see bodies falling out of windows. And absolutely nothing could be said....
I remember the day after Tom and I had gone out on Main Street and went to the drug store and bought a ton of stuff to be sent to the FDNY. The DE Book Exchange was sending a bus out there and it was our opportunity to give.
But since then, I have grown. I have expanded my vision to beyond my circle of sight and ventured out to understand the events that caused the disaster. Ask me about them. I have discovered the meaning behind all of this and the motives and reasonings of our enemies. More personally, I have remained connected to those I have not been close to prior to 9/11. If anything at all, 9/11 should teach us all to broaden our perspectives. Realize that there is more going on that your circle of friends or your work or what the latest trend is. Realize that there are consequences that come with actions that you may not agree with. Realize that there are many sides to an issue. Realize that anything can happen.
Since then I have done everything I can to enjoy what I do and to have fun. No regrets....