11 September 2009

Remembering

September 11, 2001:
First day of college.
Hearing on the radio. Calling a friend to confirm. Seeing images on the tv.
Please tell me this is a sick joke...
Classes cancelled.
Confusion. Fear. Shock.
A stillness about the air that I never want to feel again.
***
Hanging up a Flag. Wearing a Yellow Ribbon.
Unity. Hope. Strength.
Rebuilding & Remembering.

2 comments:

christy said...

Thanks for sharing that Nicole. It gave me goosebumps!

Ben said...

Man, you have a way with words! I suddenly found myself reliving the details of the news, but also the specifics of my day. It's doubtful that anything could erase those memories.

-Anne (using Ben's computer)