Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
There’s nothing you can’t do.
Now you’re in New York;
These streets will make you feel brand new.
Big lights will inspire you.
One hand in the air for the big city.
Street lights, big dreams, all looking pretty.
No place in the world that can compare.”
Where were you 10 years ago?
I was in 8th grade. 3rd period. Mr. Moore’s math class. Yoli was late to school that day and came rushing into class. She told us the news; that a plane had hit the World Trade Center and the building was on fire. I didn’t realize what the World Trade Center was until I heard someone whisper “the twin towers.” I thought for certain it must have been some kind of accident. What else could it have been? I couldn’t grasp the magnitude of what had happened. Or what was still to come.
The first words out of Mr. Moore’s mouth were:
“You guys will always remember this moment. You will always remember that this is where you were when you heard the news.”
He was right. I will never forget.
He turned on the television in our classroom and we all watched as, minutes later, the second plane hit. The first tower fell. The second followed suit. Math class had never felt so insignificant.
Tonight, Greg and I sat in front of the television and watched the haunting footage from that morning replay over and over again. He turned to me and asked, “Where were you on September 11th?” I told him and he smiled. ”Really?” he said. ”I was in Mr. Moore’s class, too.”
With that, we turned back to the television. Our eyes glued to the nightmare we watched unfold right before our eyes exactly ten years ago in math class.
Years may pass, but we’ll never forget.
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