Seven years ago…
A few minutes from now…I would learn about the moment that would change the general outlook of every single citizen of this world, on the times we are living in. In my lifetime this far, it was the single most devastating event that shook off the world and made a lot of us – moderates and extremists alike, think “why..and why”!
At that moment though, seven years ago when I learned about a Plane hitting WTC, like many of us, I had no idea about the far reaching impact of that cowardly act. It was pandemonium at my work place that chilly September morning and everyone was trying to get hold of their sources to get more information. The entire morning was sombre, needless to say. The rest of the week at work was even more confusing for all of us who were from out of town and had to find ways to get home..But we knew that confusion and the pain of not getting home on time was nothing in comparison to the pain that was inflicted on those family members, of those who just wouldn’t get home for ever.
Today is a chilling reminder of that day and the cloud that cowardly act has covered us with. The memorial services are just the bare minimum human gestures that we can offer. But does it mean anything to the victims’ families? And to think, that someone out there could try to get some political wind out of it, is repugnant.
For now though, my heart goes out to those who never would make it home and their families!