10 years

My mind is filled with the events of that horrible day. I listened on the radio all day, but the first images I saw were when I walked next door to little pigs BBQ for lunch and saw the images on the tv. I remember that in the ticker on CNN was the first time I had heard of al Qaeda or Osama bin laden.

It was days before the radio station started playing music again. The first song I heard after 2 or 3 days of nonstop news coverage was “bring on the rain.” seemed appropriate.

I called my wife and asked her if she knew what was going on. She said no, so I said “turn on the tv now.”

Later in the day I called my mom who was in illinois. She said my brother had also called to make sure she was ok.

I remember seeing on the news ticker that Anderson school districts were on lockdown. The next year I would start teaching there and am now friends with some of those teachers who had to guide children through that day.

Everything changed. The world is a darker place now.

I want to write down these little things now while I can still remember them. I wonder how many thing I’ve forgotten already.