Saturday, September 11, 2010

This is how I remember it




Today is 9/11.  I remember that day on the subway and the driver announcing the attacks on the World Trade Centre.  We shuffled out onto Yonge St, a mass exodus from below street level -   crowds of commuters, office workers, students and children.   We watched news broadcasts on televisions in storefronts on the crowded Toronto sidewalks.  We lingered in shock and horror and cried silently.  I have never heard the city that quiet, ever.  A terrible silence so startling and shrill...I pray that the world will never hear a sound like that again.


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