I’m at a loss for words. I’m with Chris in saying that this is surreal. I’m not quite believing that this actually happened. I feel sick, I feel frightened, I don’t know what I feel. All I know is that this is the most signifigant moment in American history in my life time. There has never been anything of this magnitude in the way of terrorism, ever. I’m going to quote Chris on this one, it seems to fit: “It’s been about 11 hours since the initial act of terrorism took place. when I woke up, I thought it was some joke, but then watching the towers collapse in front of my very eyes on TV made everything in my life seem utterly insignificant compared to the untimely ends of somewhere between 10 and 20 thousand lives.” I feel as though I should write and write, but I am at a loss for words. I’m usually good with words, but this is far beyond me. I can’t begin to think of something to say to help describe the current mood that this country is in. Some are angry at middle-eastern countries, some are made at the government for not seeing this coming. I would be more inclined to not be angry at anyone until it’s all figured out. Mis-directed anger never solves anything. It only gets people killed. This is the most extreme example in modern history. Some one was militant enough, fanadical enough, angry enough, to plan and execute a plan to end thousands of lives. Lives most likely not connected with the country the terrorists wanted to assault, besides their citizenship. But for some, thats reason enough to hate. I can’t talk about this anymore. I’ll provide some basic links to major news sites, but I’m sure your TV and CNN will do a fine job all on their own.
Direct link to CNNs Multimedia Page – video clips of catastrophe
Metafilter… real people in NY talking about it at exactly 9am
A slew of pictures and info from Naval Warfare.net
Nation Weather Center – smoke cloud over NYC
I will sleep now, and hope that some comfort will come to those who will need it most in the events to follow.
Current mood: indescribable