sleepless in seattle

Date Submitted: 07/26/2002
Author Info: mecca (seattle, WA, wa - USA) 
Occupation: Sales/Marketing/Advertising
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

It was an average morning-so I thought.
Woke up, made my morning coffee. No one in my house was awake, but my boyfriend went to sleep late the night before and forgot to turn the radio off in the bedroom. It was low enough to reconize that the voice I was hearing was Howard Sterns’ radio show.
All I could hear was fire alarms and lots of people talking at the same time. I was curious to find out what all the talk was about, so I turned the volume up and heard Howard say the Twin Towers were attacked. I couldn’t figure out what was going on so I listened more and heard people screaming, crying etc. I ran downstairs and turned the news on and saw the footage of the plane crash into the tower and my heart dropped.
I was like i witnessed an action movie on the local news, I never seen anything that dramatic in my life. I woke up my boyfriend and told him to run downstairs and watch what
I had seen. I was so scared I couldn’t even tell him in words what I had just witnessed on t.v
He could not go back to sleep. I had to go to work staying glued to our t.v and trying to make sence of all this.
I had a tickets booked aboard United Airlines 9-13-01, and I knew that day I could not fly ever again. I was very sad and angry to hear of all these families that had lost a loved one Sept. 11th and I prayed every night that I could get back normal life. It was hard, I could not watch t.v for a couple of months because 9-11 is all that you would hear, and I did not want to go to war. I have a 4 year old that had a birthday on 9-27, so I had to be strong for my son because I do not want to live in fear, and i want my son to live a normal life without fear of terorism. I was blind to terorism before 9-11, I still to not understand why we are hated so much. I do not represent everything that my goverment does, but I do represent that no one deserves death, Palistine just lost 14 innocent lives, and america is the hated ones. I cried when I saw pictures of those 6 children from ages 10 to 2 months killed. I hope that all the stupid violence will stop.


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