My internet connection has been down all day and that's okay. My television hasn't been turned on either. I don't need all the media to remind me what happened. That video clip from eight years ago is permanently etched in my brain. That day changed my life.
We lived in the city. I worked as a telecommunications consultant and was driving to see an important client. The engineer was packing his bag and heading to the airport...he had another meeting scheduled in one of the towers having just been there days before. Once I finally comprehended what was happening on the radio I turned around and went home. We, like everyone else, sat glued to the television--for days. Our lives forever changed.
I don't need television or the internet to remind me. I will never, ever forget.