I knew that September 11th was coming today. I really did not expect it to affect me as much as it has.
I was working at home that day. A friend called me to discuss something about the orchestra and mentioned in passing that a plane had flown into one of the buildings of the World Trade Centre.
So I turned on the tv ... just in time to see the second plane fly into the other tower. It was pretty clear from that and the plane flown into the Pentagon that this was an act of terrorism/war.
Ms. Eclectic was working out of town. I e-mailed her and asked her to call me. She wrote back in a few minutes to ask what was wrong. She hadn't heard yet. An hour later she called to say she was on her way home. We wanted to be together.
As I reflect on that day and the days to follow, it still brings tears to my eyes.