I Removed a Post.

I’ve never removed a just-written post before because I do my best to keep my posts civil and non-offensive, so I haven’t seen a reason to.

Today I wrote a post called “Eye Infections.” I was basically just ranting about why my dog’s recurring eye infections, annoying phone issues, and current health issues were frustrating me and how I missed church because I couldn’t stop crying.

Honestly, a pretty typical post for me lately.

Any other day, I wouldn’t have thought twice about leaving that post up.

A few minutes after I posted that rant, I saw a link titled “NYU Student’s 9/11 Video From Her Dorm Room Is Just Now Going Viral…Almost 15 Years Later.”  I opened it up. I remembered what day it was.

I essentially cried through that whole video clip. That is a real reason to cry. Not eye infections or shady use phone stores.

I don’t like to downplay people’s emotions. Just because something tragic happened doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to feel sad when you fail or test or when your cat dies or when a date gets cancelled.

But today is not the day to rant about my stupid phone or sick dog.

Though I’m Canadian, and 9/11 happened when I was just 9 years old, it affected me more than a lot of things. I can’t imagine the people who were actually there, or lost loved ones on that day.

Here is the video I watched for anyone who can’t access the first link.

6 thoughts on “I Removed a Post.

  1. That was chilling…and a harsh reminder of what went on that day. We didn’t have a television so we didn’t see the footage until later that night when we went to the video store, or maybe it was the next day. It was all over the radio. I didn’t even know how to process it.

    Whole lives were changed by that day, yet so many people have forgotten. Fifteen years, is it really? It’s hard to imagine that it was so incredibly long ago, that this shaped the world we live in today.

    So maybe it was really hard to watch, and I’m positively shaking, but it was good to remember. It’s a reality that so many lives have been touched by.

    1. I know. These videos are definitely difficult to watch but it is a chilling reminder of what happened. 15 years seems both so long and also not that long at all.

  2. This is a strikingly powerful, poignant and personal post.
    I thank you for this.
    I am in the UK and was at work that day; everything slowly stopped, no work; silence, some tears. My daughter phoned me from when she was working, some two hundred miles away; when someone said ‘There’s a phone call for you’, I just knew it was her.
    Looking back and hearing those witnesses I just felt (being 50 at the time) ‘oh you poor children’
    Please do not feel your own problems are less. All are relevant to the time and the place, each one causes pain, distress, challenges. Some are to a community, a nation, others are personal. We do suffer. Feeling compassion for others does help ease some of that pain. You are showing great compassion and love for your fellow people.
    Take care & best wishes.

    1. Thank you very much for your reply. I really do appreciate your kind words. I was at school and a friend told me what happened (well, from what her 9 year old brain understood happened). Of course, I didn’t really understand or believe her. But then our teachers explained it to us, and when I got home, my parents had the news on for the rest of the evening. I was terrified of planes for years afterwards. Anyway, thank you again.

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