Ten years ago tonight…

10 09 2011

Ten years ago tonight babies were being born that will never know what it was like to live in a pre-9/11 America.

Ten years ago tonight I was 23 and living at my parents’ house.

Ten years ago tonight I was still a year and a half away from meeting my husband.

Ten years ago tonight I was 4 years and 1 month away from getting married.

Ten years ago tonight I thought the unthinkable would never happen here.  In our country.  In my lifetime.

Ten years ago tonight I would have never looked up to watch a plane and hope everything was ok on board.

Ten years ago tonight I was only scared of the dark…  and my house a little… I would hear voices there sometimes.

Ten years ago tonight everything was fine.

Ten years ago tonight I would have never questioned the motives of my government.

Ten years ago tonight I never thought I’d see people jumping from a building that didn’t have cables that had been edited out attached to them and a huge safety net below.

Ten years ago tonight I was blissfully ignorant and happily unaware of what was about to transpire.

Ten years ago tonight I was sure of everything.

Ten years ago tomorrow morning I was sure of nothing.

To all we lost, to all who were left behind and to all whose lives will never be the same, tomorrow we honor you.  Tomorrow we remember you.  Tomorrow we relive the events of ten years ago.  And vow once again to never, ever forget.

Ten years later tomorrow I’ll still be sure of nothing.   And also?  Afraid of the dark.