|Hi Forever (ok, now that sounds funny)
I loved this piece. Sometimes we feel like we are insulated from the rest of the world and that what happens here is not felt in other places. Your story puts a lie to that notion.
It was really strange reading how people in a faraway land, thousands of miles from us, were effected much the same as we ourselves were.
Four days after 9/11 I was on a plane flying to Michigan and I experienced feelings on that flight that I had not had since my days in vietnam.
The Houston airport, which I left from, is normally a busy, bustling place filled with thousands of people. On that day it was almost deserted. Armed soldiers were everywhere. I found myself watching my fellow travelers for any small indication of sinister intent.
It was a sureal experience and one that lingers still each time I fly anywhere.
We in America had been lucky, and somewhat spoiled before 9/11. We thought that terriost activity was something that happened in other countries....Now we know better. The cost was high, but then it usually is high when a country's eyes have to be opened.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us here at writing.com and I look forward to reading more of your port.