I remember where I was that day when the first plane hit the first tower. I was in my car on the way to work, and I had only just turned off my music and turned on the radio to check the weather and traffic reports when, instead, I heard that a plane had struck a building in New York and no one quite knew what was going on. Was it an accident? How could an accident like that possibly have happened. Were there survivors? What about the people in the building? No one knew. Then, half way to work, another plane. The building next door. Disbelief. It couldn’t possibly be an accident, could it? Two planes into two buildings? The thought of terrorism hadn’t quite crossed into the public’s consciousness, the shock of it all was just too much. Then I got to work, and someone had set a TV up in the Large Boardroom. So in between checking emails, reassuring staff around the country, and checking the TV, our lives changed. The whole world changed that day. Nothing would ever be the same again. The horror of what was happening became clear. Airspace in North America was shut down. Particularly stressful for me and my co-workers since we worked very close to an airport and just now airplanes were falling from the sky.
This has been my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. This is writing in the raw.
- Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
- Link back to All.Things.Fadra (feel free to use the SOC Sunday graphic) and leave a comment on this post with a link so I can read your SOC Sunday post too!