Life After Loss

Life After Loss

by Chip Turner (1996)

One of the difficulties in discussing how September 11, 2001 has changed our lives is that you simply run out of superlatives and synonyms for the words bad and pain. The English language seems to lack the proper terminology to describe the emotions that surface. If there was a word that combined sorrow, rage, fear, pride and apprehension, that might do...

On the afternoon of September 11, I managed to get on one of the trains leaving Manhattan. Shortly after the train exited the tunnel on the New Jersey side, everyone became silent as the huge black plumes of smoke came into view, marking where the World Trade Center had stood just a few hours before. Amid the gasps and murmurs, an older gentleman several seats in front of me quietly said, "This changes everything."

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Date Published: Friday, March 15, 2002 (All day)
Source URL: Rowan Magazine