Friday, September 10, 2010

My moment of Silence begins today......

As a native New Yorker and witness to the horrific events of 9/11, the first 48 hours here in NYC before 9/11 changes. It is an energy I have never known NYC to have. The hustle and bustle still flourishes but it is a sad energy, anxiety, anger , tension, it is solemn. We all look at each other differently..we remember without speaking, the pedestrian, the food vendor, the transit worker...we all feel it. Some of us still cry in the street, some of us still come up to those who are crying...we don't have to know each other ..we still care.

As the "Beaming Towers" stretch to the sky every night from the WTC location. They seem to shine a little brighter and stronger the days before 9/11. It is as if the souls of the departed are present and let us know we are here, those of us who believe in God they say "We are not fret God is taking care of everything"

To me ,The Twin Towers were the most beautiful buildings of NYC. they were a big part of the navigational lessons my mom taught me to help me get around the city on my own. They were the first structure I would looked for whenever I went out of town ..the moment I saw them, I knew I was home again. Call me biased but the Towers 'made " the skyline of NYC other city skyline looked like ours.

To know that day I would not be here to tell the tale, because GRACE would have it that I had a job interview in Queens and didn't have to go to an interview in the South Tower shakes my soul, to watch from the 59th street bridge in helpless horror as the city shut down, chaos in the streets and only the sound of walkie talkie, sirens, radios talking about the Pentagon attacks and the roar of military planes overheard. How I fell to my knees in sheer grief as the towers tumbled.

But to witness the unified front to SURVIVE & Stay Alive is something I am most proud of. How everyone helped each other..the rich, the poor and all in between. For the animals owned and abandoned who received extra special care. How every store opened its doors to feed the hungry and every hotel lobby became a rest stop for the sick, weary and shaken and a contact point to call loved ones far away..

How buses,trucks and even limos became free cabs to anyone who needed a ride home. My heart filled with pride for the human spirit as I walked barefoot through 3 boroughs and two bridges to the Bronx to get home to my babies, praying every step of the way.NYC became New York United. I didn't even intend to write all this, if at all but I am glad I did. I wanted to share this with you as I know so many of us have been affected. feel free to post a comment or a moment in honor of 9/11. We will never forget;-)

Peace and Blessings, Andrea


Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

It is such an emotional time...I live in upstate Ny..near Albany. Tears are rolling down my cheeks...

First Light Photography said...

I live in Illinois. I, too, remember that day. I fell to my knees when I saw the first tower fall. I do not know anyone in NYC at all. I am very glad you wrote this and that I took the time to read it. Thank you. I have now experienced this event from someone who was there. Peace and Blessings to all.

swanriverstone said...

Hello Jenn;-)

HUGS!!! thank you so much for posting. I have been doing the same a random intervals throughout the day. I wish I were there to hug you;-) I am with you in spirit.

Dear Susan, thank you for your post> I am glad to have you come and share this experience with me. I am only one of many but I am too glad I reached out to share this bittersweet experience.

peace and blessings!

seagoddess said...

I didn't know you were there, I can't even imagine what it was like. Thank the Goddess you weren't in the Towers or the world would have lost another beautiful soul.

My thoughts are with you today.

Doodle said...

I don't think we'll ever forget that day. Thank you for sharing your personal account.

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