This day always creeps me out every year since 2001. Maybe because I remember it so clearly just everything that happened that day in great detail – turning on the TV, my wife and I completely horrified, the freeways empty. Coming into work, TV’s brought out into the halls and turned on in the conference rooms. No planes flying in the sky. Everything outside seemed really quiet. I remember calling a close friend in New York since he worked down near Times Square and finally getting a hold of him – I can remember that conversation.
Today, the security is beefed up and everything is quiet. Nobody really says anything but you can tell they’re all thinking the same thing.
I saw that ‘controversial’ Path to 9/11 movie last night, although I know the thing was a docu-dram or dramatization, or whatever they’re calling it, but it still was frightening all the same.
I wonder if this day will ever loose its significance after a generation or two just like December 7, 1941 (the day Pearl Harbor was bombed). It likely will, I just hope the world is a much different place by then.