Where were you on 9/11?

While I asked this on Facebook too, I think I’m going to change gears today and ask a question unrelated to writing. Where were you on 9/11? Did it change the way you look at the world?

(Even If you aren’t from the States or just a kid or ?, please still feel free to answer this question if 9/11 effected you. And please everyone remain civil.)

My answer is very domestic. I was getting my carpet cleaned.

My husband, had just left for work, called and asked me to look at the news because all he heard was a little snippet about the borders had closed. The carpet cleaner didn’t realize it was an attack yet. He had just heard of a terrible accident in NY–but they don’t close borders for accidents–so I turned on the news. This stranger and I watched the it unfold as he cleaned my carpets. He left. I spent the rest of the day, drawing or writing with the TV on, listening for new information, but much of it was repeating. Dennis came home.

While, it did not change how I looked at the world, the event gave me insight to the fact not everyone loves Americans. Still young and idealistic, I hoped it would open up an international dialogue to change the world for the better. (Seriosuly, I had only ever heard of a Jihad because of Dune) A friend told me that the American response would be an automatic war. History proved him correct.

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