6 months ago, 19 years ago
Woke up this morning thinking about how I almost became a tourist by taking a trip to the top of the World Trade Center to see the sights. I’d split from my group (who went to the MOMA after getting directions from a stranger shouting at us) and wandered downtown but found the garishness of it all too much.
The next month, the building was gone.
I watched it fall after a radio host told me to turn on the TV.
I watched it fall, told my new wife everything has changed—then went to work.
It’s been 181 days since I’ve worked in an office.
This time I knew it was coming. I could see rolling toward us in slow motion since that start of the year.
Doesn’t mean I knew it would still be here.
That we’d still be dulling our senses just to get by.
Here we are.