Monday, September 11, 2006

September 11

Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? I do - I was at ACU in an 8:00 am English class - Native American Literature, to be exact. I distinctly remember walking out of the Administration Building to go to my next class - photography - and seeing people talking quitely in bunches. I had the feeling - and it was a strong feeling - that something was going on, but I had no clue as to what that might be. People usually group together in bunches on campus and talk, but this seemed different for some reason. Looking back, I think it is so amazing that I got that vibe immediately. I got to my photography class and sat down at my computer and as I did, the first tower fell. I was watching it on a huge projector screen in the classroom. At first I thought it was something the teacher had put together as an intro to the class and then I realized that it was one of the World Trade Center buildings and I noticed that we were watching the news - live. We sat there for more than an hour and watched the news and didn't do anything in class. Then, everyone went to chapel, like we do every day. Dr. Money spoke about what had happened and we prayed together. Although classes continued as usual that day, I know that it was far from a normal day on campus. Most classes let students discuss what had happened. The rest of the day I think I sat on my couch in my apartment watching the news in disbelief. Even now it's hard to wrap your head around the magnitude of such destruction and loss. I am thankful for where I was that day - among friends and people of faith, who not only prayed but also took action to help.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing your story as well. You were surrounded by people of faith. I was surrounded by innocent elementary school children. But we were all alone in our thoughts as our minds tried to comprehend the "magnitude of such destruction and loss" as you so well put it.