Time flies doesn't it? Nothing demonstrates this fact more so than the fact that today, September 11th 2011, marks the ten year anniversary of the atrocities of 9/11.
Has it REALLY been ten years? It seems like only yesterday that 21 year old me came home from a crappy job interview in Dundee, and was informed by my mum that planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. Being unemployed at the time, I sat for days and watched the horrors of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers, saw all the footage, saw people desperately searching for their relatives . . . and I cried for them. Floods and floods of tears, even though I did not know one person involved in the tragedy. I read newspaper articles about victims who were described as people who had so much to live for . . . and who lost their lives as a result of these terrorists.
It WAS horrible, and it still is even now.
A lot of horrible things have happened since 9/11. There were the bombings in Spain and in London. The failed terrorist attack virtually on my own doorstep in Glasgow four years ago. Places like Palestine and Pakistan where terrorist attacks seem to happen so often they don't really seem to be mentioned to us.
But nothing has EVER shocked me more than the events of September 11th 2001.
I'm not sure anything ever will and I HOPE that I won't be more shocked by anything else in my lifetime, because I don't think ANYONE would want the world to go through that again.
Where were YOU when it happened?