imkittymyers at hotmail dot com
Monday, September 11, 2006
"HE WAS FEELING HER...PAIN"
For the best first-hand, woman-on-the-street account of what it was like to live through 9/11 up-close and personal, Lucianne's Short Cuts are the best. She's always up bright'n'early, so the planes had not struck the towers when she posted on 9/11/01. Yet the first item is still chilling in retrospect.
Short Cuts, Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 2001: Troubled Skies: We begin the morning with one of our spy planes shot down over Iraq and Russian war planes buzzing our planes over the Pacific.
By Wednesday, the Short Cuts had changed.
Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 2001: AN HOUR BEFORE DAWN and this gigantic engine of a city that never sleeps is trying to. It has never been so quiet here. There is no traffic. We are sealed off from the world. The tunnels and bridges are closed. People streamed out of the city yesterday and today will not be permitted back in while workers try to determined the enormity of what has happened. The death and suffering has just begun.
My favorite tidbit appeared on Thursday: The nightly news showed Clinton on the street here in New York. He was in front of Curry in the Hurry on Lexington Avenue miles from the scene or carnage. He had his arms around a comely, crying brunette holding a picture of a missing loved one. He was feeling her .....pain. Doing something for himself, not New York. Sorry, that may be crass but my loathing for his man requires medication. What, dear God, is he doing here in the first place?
I got through those first couple of weeks reading Lucianne's Short Cuts before anything else. Bless her generous heart, she's archived them all HERE, which is just one more reason to visit her site and "click an ad for Lucianne!"