t h e i n t i m a t e s t r a n g e r

11 September 2001

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I remember coming home from work, and going straight to my room, and turning on the computer and TV — as I still do, except I don’t have a TV in my room now.

I remember seeing on the Channelnewsasia news ticker at the bottom of the TV screen that a plane had crashed into the Twin Towers.

I remember thinking that maybe I had read the words wrong, what with most of my attention on the computer — it just seemed too bizarre. But those same words ran across the screen, again and again, and again and again.

I remember thinking, as more detailed reporting streamed in and the dreadful video coverage was played and replayed, and replayed, and the reality and implications of all this sank in — was war coming?

I remember thinking then, only that I wanted S (the then Boyfriend and the now Ex-Communicated) to be by my side.

I couldn’t imagine living in a changed world without S.

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My world did change, in just under a year later.

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It has been 10 years since 9/11.

And just over 9 years without S.

The world has changed in many ways. So has my life — and yet in many other areas, it has remained unchanged….

And you know what? It wasn’t as bad as I had thought it would be.

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Written by The Intimate Stranger

September 14th, 2011 at 12:09 am

Posted in once upon a time

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