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I'm Still Sad...6 Months Later.  
User currently offlineKoolguy40 From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 61 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

Hello All,
I have a question for everyone. After that horrid fall day in September, how many of you still feel sad inside? I am not talking about depressed sad, but just the general feeling of wanting to shed a tear when you see the images of September 11th. I still cry, like when I watched the documentary on CBS last Sunday. The wound is still fresh six months later.

Tyler
Edmonton Canada

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User currently offlineEric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Yes, I still get a sad feeling in my heart, especially when I see pictures of the free-standing Twin Towers. If only they hadn't fallen.....


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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

I do not get really "sad" but I do get a gut feeling when I see a picture of the towers.

I might get a sad feeling when I watch the replays of the planes flying into them and watching them fall.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

I was profoundly affected for about 2 months. I felt a pit in my stomach the entire time. It affected me at work to the point where my performance was down. I even made me bowl bad. No kidding! My average is usually in the 180s. I think the main reason was that our opening night for this season was the eve of 9/11. I'm not trying to downplay anything with such an unimportant example, but see how terrible I was for the first two months after. This was pretty much how everything was for me.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

Yes sad, but more angry!  Pissed

Chris


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Sadness after six months may not be at all unusual. According to some psychologists quoted in the media, many people show delayed reactions to disasters and other traumatic events. For people who weren't directly involved by the events but were well aware of what had happened - meaning almost everyone, thanks to all the news coverage - these delayed reactions tend to being about six months after the events.


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

It's one of those things....such a defining moment, most of us will probably remember where we were when it happened, for the rest of our lives.




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User currently offlineMDCjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 988 times:

I agree with Skyway1
I feel angry at the people who did this when I see the pictures of the mighty WTC towers falling to their death. :,(


User currently offlineMDCjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 984 times:

I agree with Skyway1
I feel angry at the people who did this when I see the pictures of the mighty WTC towers falling to their death.  Crying


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 971 times:

I have a sadness too. I think most people still can't believe it happened. Those images are so horrific because it's a very rare point in history that we can be part of somthing so awful. I mean, there were no cameras in Lockerbie, Scotland when PA103 blew up. And just the violence of how everything occurred.

I don't think I'll ever get over 11 September. I mean, my life will go on, but I think there will always be a dark spot when I think back to that day and the time around it.

LH423



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User currently offlineKoolguy40 From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 950 times:

I am not looking forward to the one year anniversary. I don't know what I am going to do for it. I am thinking of going to our downtown Fire Hall(station #1) and play amazing grace on my bagpipes. And then just walk away in silence. Time will tell though.

Tyler
Edmonton
Canada


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Time will heal all wounds. I wonder when Americans began to be desensitized to Pearl Harbor? As for looking back, I have a book on the attack and I find it difficult to look at pictures of the people falling to their deaths. You try to imagine the horror they are experiencing at that moment, or worse, what they went through to make the agonizing decision to jump. Incomprehensible!!!!!!!!


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 901 times:

I can remember it like yesterday. If you want details, email me.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 897 times:
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I think for most people it's the fact that you can't point a finger at one easy-to-find group of people. We can't say "oh yeah, Adolf Hitler did this, he lives at xxx Main Street in Berlin, I know where that is, I'm gonna go kick his door down."


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 895 times:

I still feel bad, you know, some things I just look at and think 'hey, this happened', but with the WTC I feel more like 'omg, they are gone, why did this have to happen, I wish so bad that it didn't....'.

Some of those pictures are probably still hard to believe for alot of people, I mean how many of you can honestly say you've seen a building collapse live, with many people inside? I only recently realized, because I've seen buildings collapse before, that there were still people inside when it fell.

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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 888 times:

One of the things that startles me the most, is the fact that the movies are sometimes very very real, Watching the pictures, the only thing that the movies don't capture is that, although this is still happening, its people like me and you caught up in it, and its just an ordinary day to start for most people. When they showed the french cameraman walking inside the building, and you could hear someone screaming, and there was no other noise, no fire or music or debris, just this woman sitting there on fire, dying, it just brings it all home. But the movies were so right in the way that when they finally came down, the way everyone was running for their lives, and the dust that seemed to cover everywhere.

I really really wish that I could go back and change things, I think everyone does..  Crying


User currently offlineKoolguy40 From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 886 times:

I look back and I still wish that I would have been able to do something. At home watching EVERYTHING live it made me feel so helpless. I still to this day want to go and help, but there is nothing really that can be done. Just be there for others and their emotional support.
Tyler


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 864 times:

The images still bring back the sadness and the tears. Very much like remembering other tragedies.

The main difference for me is I watched almost all of it live on TV (it happened during the afternoon news), not just a recorded report about the aftermath. And that makes a big difference to other horrifying events - at least subjectively. Regardless of the fact that larger massacres had been committed many times before. It just wasn´t as immediate before - and not as purposefully directed at us all (in the "western world").

Beyond that, I still feel an undercurrent of sadness that hasn´t subsided, yet.


What we´re doing with all the horror and the anger is another thing,


User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 859 times:

The experience of seeing a jumbo jet LIVE on tv slamming into a building was horrifying. I was watching the tv and when United 11 ran into the north tower it felt like somebody smashed me in the head with a sledge hammer. It will probably affect most people til the day they die.

Chris  Sad


User currently offlineBambicruz From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 849 times:

I AM SAD, not for the people at the world center ( well that was half a year ago ) but for my 42 year old mom who just passed away, while i was away, how screwed of knowing that your mom died while you were away.


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User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 838 times:

Sorry to hear about your mother Bambicruz. All my condelensces to you and your family.

Chris


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 833 times:

I'm not sad, per se, anymore, but I certainly haven't lost my determination to see this conflict through no matter how long it takes. Watching the special on CBS last week brought back to me, in a terribly sobring way, the horror of that day, and why it's important for Americans to keep the faith and see this thing through.

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 835 times:

I think a lot of it stems from the fact that this is our generations' "Where were you when..."

Our parents had the "Where were you when JFK was shot". We have "Where were you on 11 September?"

It's something that will be ingrained in us forever. Whether we like it or not, the events of 9/11 are forever with us, and while we will pass this time of sadness and grieving, there will always be with us a dark speck of time that goes with us. A few hours on an otherwise beautiful day where the world stood still in shock and awe.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 832 times:

I think a lot of it stems from the fact that this is our generations' "Where were you when..."
Our parents had the "Where were you when JFK was shot". We have "Where were you on 11 September?"


JFK's assassination was the first historical event I can remember. I was six years old and in the first grade, and even though I was too young to grasp the meaning of the events, I was able to know that something very bad had happened. September 11th, on the other hand, was something that had far more of an impact on me, being less than a half-mile away when the first tower fell.




"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
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