The title is a challenge to myself to create an image that will appreciate and surpass the available photos of the event that occurred on 9/11/2001. I could never hope to do so, but I will try to capture it as I see it and as I am capable.
Before I even attempt to move forward, I will mention that this was one of the more traumatic experiences of my life. I have had a few extreme personal, past experiences that would seem to be more influential on my life, but this challenged my vision. I remember watching the attack on my television in Gainesville at my Ventura apartment and feeling a piercing, sinking feeling. I did not attend school for two weeks and was very depressed. This also was during the time when I decided to recommit to college. I almost ruined my educational pursuit, because I had to earn an ‘A’ in two classes to keep my eligibility. I had to request retakes of my exams to advance further. Thankfully, I was allowed to do so and subsequently aced the exams. I also remember the feeling of not being able to connect with others during this time. There were so many reports about people not being able to reach their loved ones, yet I felt that there was no one I should call. There are some experiences that I could share that seem to relate to my feelings that day but would not seem to be appropriate given the tragic feelings of loss experienced by others. Is that respect really necessary? Yes.
P.S. (For my loyal readers)~~This actually was just before the Bucs Super Bowl, which I also watched alone (not looking for pity, but it did suck not to share that experience with others). I know Kris was in Tarpon but can’t remember where David was. Maybe he can tell me in a comment because I can’t think of a good reason why we didn’t watch the Super Bowl together!~~
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