Six Years Ago…

It was also a Tuesday, but it was a sunny and beautiful fall day in New York.  Today there’s rain.  At this time of morning I was still asleep.  I woke up to the Today Show as I always do during the week and the first thing I heard was someone calling in and describing a plane hitting The World Trade Center.  Certainly it was only a mistake…a wrong turn made, a small private plane gone off track.  As the second plane hit, the truth became clear.  How could anyone have known that the world would never be the same.

In some ways it seems like a million years ago.  My life feels really different than it did then.  But in other ways, it all comes back too easily.  The sadness that I never thought would pass, the underlying fear that followed everyone.  The realization and loss of innocence that we suffered as a city and as a nation.  In a lot of ways my life is better today.  But, because of that moment and the choices that followed, I often times feel helpless as a citizen.

 I hope that the upcoming election changes things for the better, but my cynicism isn’t letting me get too hopeful.  Time will tell.  In the meantime, I try not to live in fear.  I try to enjoy the little things and I try to not let the state of things get me too down.

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