Tag Archives: 9/11

[#536-545]: Memory (+10)

Memory is a funny thing. Once I was told nothing exists out of consciousness and our ability to remember. So instead of us keeping the memories alive. Memories keep US alive. It’s kind of interesting to know that 10 years ago mostly everyone I know and strangers on TV know details of how that day went.

9/11/2001….

  • Sophmore Year in Highschool
  • Cardinal Newman HS, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Mr Howell’s Social Studies Class
  • He turned on the TV after one of the teachers down the hall told him something
  • burning building
  • next class
  • another burning building
  • people falling
  • shadows of planes
  • crying in the overpass
  • not knowing what would happen
  • fears of war
  • fears of family hurt
  • tears, lots and lots of tears
10 Years later I am in New York. 10 years later. But I’m still here as are the memories as is New York City. And without those memories I know we would not be as strong as we are today. I In rememberance, I try to not to live my life in fear. The negative actions on that day were not simply an attack of physical weight but an attempt at our psyche. I am not afraid to roam NYC today. Nor live here. Nor ride the subway. Those who live in fear are not free to fly. My wings are spread wider than ever, 10 years later.
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[#196]: SATC Episode#66 “I Heart NY”

The other day before I went out to explore the city, Sex and the City came on the television. Thank God for re-runs because this is possibly my favorite episode. It’s when Carrie finds out abruptly that Big is moving to Napa, abruptly. He didn’t even tell her and now she has a day and half to say goodbye. Bastard. Coincidentally, the writers made the episode to be a love letter to NYC and it aired right after the attack on 9/11.

It has my favorite scene…

my favorite quote…

“Maybe mistakes are what make our fate… without them what would shape our lives? Maybe if we had never veered off course we wouldn’t fall in love, have babies, or be who we are. After all, things change, so do cities, people come into your life and they go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart… and if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away”

and a beautiful note to New York at the end of the show:

“Dedicated to our city of New York, then, now and forever.”

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