Thursday, September 11, 2014

Life of Blogger: Where Were You 13 Years Ago?


LIFE OF A BLOGGER: Where Were You 13 Years Ago?

Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme by Novel Heartbeat.  It gives us a chance to talk about non-bookish passions and interests.

I was 20 years old at the time, a college student at the University of Washington.  I was asleep when my best friend called me and said "Are you watching the news?"  I replied no, I was sleeping.  She said, "You'll want to turn it on".  I got up and turned on the TV just in time to see the second plane hit the second tower.  I spent the rest of the day watching the news until I just couldn't anymore.

I was old enough to appreciate the loss of life, but young enough still to not have those kinds of worries.  I just remember watching CNN with tears streaming down my face and it was the first time I remember feeling so affected by something.  I had been upset or shocked or outraged before, but I had never felt I feel that overwhelming sadness in my chest and and heaviness in my heart can feel. I think it was truly a loss of innocence for me AND for the rest of the country. 

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