Sept 11, 2001.
I still remember it so clearly. On my way to school. A month before my 16th birthday. I was witnessing a devastating historical event. I remember the permeating smell. The gray cloud of never ending dust along the horizon. The constant replay of those life altering moments.
This day sneaks up on me every year. It’s so easy to put those images in the back of my mind. The memorial and Freedom Tower are now just an everyday part of the NYC landscape.