Dazed…

It’s been 8 hours since the planes hit the World Trade Towers. Now the New York skyline is irrevocably changed as well as the lives of everyone in Manhattan. I’m still in a daze – wish I was back in New York with my friends. Feel very impotent out here in State College. The whole thing is like a film – ‘World War III: This Time It’s Personal’. So surreal. Multiple camera angles from the most-photographed city. Watching where the first plane hit the north tower I was reminded of my time working there for Marsh on the 96th floor. I’m sure that many of the people I worked with are dead – I just hope many of them felt like coming in late today. In fact many of my work colleagues would have been up there except for a failure to continue a project with them due to disagreements. Strange how things that seemed so negative and bad at the time are now amazingly fortuitous.

My thoughts are with everyone in New York today. The families who may not yet know if their loved ones are OK. Having spent a fruitless two hours on the phone to try and catch up with Alexa I know how they feel. My relief when her family told me she’d called them was huge. Still haven’t heard from Tim… Hope he’s OK. God, this is still so fucking unbelievable! Even having lived with terrorism in the UK this is beyond belief.

Here’s to a better future…

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