A Tuesday morning, I was on my way to my weights class in the Hart building.
I passed two girls in the hall, they looked worried, and I didn’t think much of it until one of the girls said, “they think it might be terrorists.”
I went into the weight room.
The TV was on, and everyone was quiet.
The news caster was talking about how a plane had crashed into the tower, there was no confirmation about what had caused it.
The teacher struggled to get class started, when we all watched in awe as on live TV we watched a plane crash into the second tower.
Class was over. We all sat and watched the first tower fall. It happened so fast. I remember the news caster was speechless, which never happens.
I went home. It was a slow school day, and I had laundry on the schedule, so I did it. My roommate Rachel had left her alarm clock, radio on in our room. It was a sports news station, but they were talking about the attacks too. The man said, “This morning we woke up and thought we had the most important interview available [Micheal Jordan had announced that he was coming out of retirement(again) to them the day before] but who cares now.”
There was a ward activity, where we were supposed to compete with other ward in field races. We all met out on the Arbor Cove lawn, our Bishop arrived and told us it was canceled. It happened and it was so far away, and our activity was canceled.
The next week Elder Henry B Eyering was coming to make Ricks Officaly BYU-I, for devotionals you could usually walk in and wait, but there were bomb dogs, and armed police men, it was weird.
The images were EVERYWHERE that first week. I kept crying, every time I though of it. I didn’t even know anyone there, why was I so sad?
It doesn’t feel like ten years ago, it just happened, right? Still, it is hard to remember what life was like before body scanners, and 9/11.
What do you remember?
Where were you?
I am actually really curious. I have never spoken to any of my friends or family about it before.
PS: 11/4/11 I just heard this great podcast, from This American Life:
I think it does a great job of looking over the way America and it’s people have changed over the past 10 years. Check it out.