How Could You Forget

It was night in Australia when it happened. Everything on the television was interrupted as the first reports of a plane hitting the World Trade Centre were announced amidst much shock and confusion.

I was about to go to bed. I don't remember getting to bed.

In the morning the numbness was stupifying. I was doing my Honours and everyone in the lab was dumbstruck. There was nothing anyone could say. Even now. The inexplicable horror of that day defies comprehension or the passing of time.
lipbloss lipbloss
36-40, F
2 Responses Oct 13, 2010

Especially for people in New York in the days and weeks that followed.<br />
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I think terrorists under estimate the unity such devastation provokes, the circling of the wagons and neighbours and strangers extending hands of help.

It shouldn't be a shock though... they're human at the end of the day. The psychopaths who did it... they're not human.

i remember coming home from a bbq living in Broome at the time and every channel was showing the america under attack i was going to sea the next day and thinking oh my god this si going to be devestating.