September 13, 2001
What is there to say?
In light of current events and the terrible things that happened two days ago, I don't think I can say anything that hasn't already been said. I wasn't there. As far as I know, I didn't know anyone who was killed or injured. A website like this one seems just frivolous. It's a passing amusement for days when boredom reigns. There will be no more days like that for quite some time.
I read the news and listen to the radio. I wait for more information, like everyone else. Today they found some firefighters under the rubble who were still alive. I hope there are more, but like everyone else, I fear that' s not likely. The people on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania are heroes, and deserve so much more than what they received. Maybe there is a place for people like that, who save literally thousands of lives, not caring that they will get only certain death. It gives me comfort to believe in heaven and God who reward people who do things worthy of reward, more so than those who grant everlasting life based on something so random as which holy book one reads or who believes in a savior.
I'm in the angry phase now. On Tuesday I was shocked and completely amazed that this was possible. Yesterday, I was sad. I cried while watching TV and seeing the loved ones of those who died telling their stories. Today, I'm angry. I want to see something done, some retribution, some revenge. I don't want it to be senseless or misplaced, but I want those who are responsible to feel fear and pain. I don't ever want to accept that this happened, or forgive those who did it. I want to see the towers rebuilt, higher than before, with room for memorials to those who were completely innocent. I don't want to hear about the terrorists being martyrs. The people who were truly martyrs are those on board the planes, who knew what was coming but were totally powerless to stop it. The people responsible for this deserve to feel what those people felt in the moments before the crashes. I don't care if they think a heavenly reward awaits them - I have to believe that they are mistaken. No reward awaits murderers.
Published: September 13, 2001