Warning: This may be a downer as it references 9/11, please do not read if you are in the mood for light-hearted instead
Do you still find yourself seriously thinking about, if not reliving, some of the anxiety from 9/11? I don't mean all of the time - it's just that sometimes here lately, I keep finding myself surprised by reminders. And not real pleasantly surprised. Watching movies or television with the Towers in the distance, that stupid Enya song, someone's ratty old flag still hanging on out of a car window - and then wham! I feel that same gut-wrenching cold knot and have to again try and rationally accept what happened.
Gawd help us, I know I am being morbid - sorry. I just realized earlier today that I had not thought about 9/11 for the ENTIRE day, and Enya played on the radio, and its back again.
I was so fortunate in that I did not lose anyone close in NY, even though I work with several people in the towers and WTC 7. In Washington, I only lost one close high school friend. So I don't have a compelling personal reason to be so stressed. How do you folks from the area, especially those in the middle of it, deal?
Just curious - it's a late night and I am feeling contemplative.