I was engaged in my work day with no available TV’s when Sept 11th actually happened live, so I didn’t see the events live. But I would feel them the rest of my life and the rest of my life would be shaped by them. I went home and watched the events over and over again, hardly believing them to be real. At the time, I was living near Joshua Tree, Ca and doing a lot of rock climbing and buming around with my rock climbing crowd. On Sept 12th, we sat on rocks in J-Tree with too many beers and listened, it was beyond eerie. All air travel was shut down, so the LA air traffic pattern was completely silent. For the first time in my life, there was near complete silence. I was struck by that fact.
From then on, life would be different. My life would radically change, my path would be altered forever and I would change as a person. Our generation would lose its innocence and fear would creep into our society like a slow fog. I’m hoping we can overcome that fear that may still be here, we’ll see as we continue our path. 9/11 should be remembered by all and those who lost their lives should continue to remind us of the cost of our freedom’s.