9-11 remains a sad day

911September 11th remains a somber day. More than a decade later, I’m still transported to my Back Bay apartment when I first watched a commercial airliner fly into the second World Trade Center building in New York City.  I wasn’t able to process what I saw on TV that morning.  And in the days that followed I’d continue to struggle, realizing my good friend had been on the plane I had watched crash into the World Trade Center.

As I spent the next week with Sergio and our mutual friends Becky & Lisa, cleaning out his apartment to send his belongings back to his elderly parents who lived in the north of England, and to friends both near and far –  I kept replaying in my mind both the scene from TV of the crash as well as our last time together just a few days earlier.

Time hasn’t quite erased that image of the plane’s collision – nothing ever will – but it doesn’t dominate my thoughts the way it once did. However, each year at this time I inevitably think of my friend – thankful that I’d had the chance to be his friend and sad to think how our friendship was cut short.

6 responses to “9-11 remains a sad day

  1. His parents were so gracious in their interview and I remember it as if I knew him and them. What a wonderful way to always remember a dear friend.

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  2. You are doing the right thing to loving remember your friend.

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  3. Hear Hear

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  4. You are doing the best thing possible today…remembering your friend! I cannot imagine a more lasting legacy…how one man changed the lives of so many he touched for the better. He was and continues to be truly remarkable. May he rest in peace.

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  5. I think of him also this day. He was a wonderful man and dear friend.

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  6. May his memory be ever a blessing.

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