It’ s not a number, it’ s a story.

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Yesterday’ s lecture of professor Aaron Brown confirmed my feelings I had watching the remembrance of 9/11 all day long on Sunday on CNN. The numbers won’ t tell you anything. It is the story that makes you cry. I don’ t think anybody gets very emotional when told that 500 or 5000 people died at the crash, attack or war. Nobody can really relate to the number. Only when the stories of these people unfold,
you realize what a horrible thing has happened. It is when you hear the children who lost their parents talk, that moves you. Or a poem from a woman who worked at the World Trade Center and who remembered all the little moments of everyday work-life that she shared with her colleagues and that she is not going to share anymore.

One sentence from the lecture still resonates in my mind – everyone of this people (who died on 9/11) had a father, a mother, a son, a spouse,  a brother and A DREAM. And that’ s the saddest thing. When you realize that these people woke up in the morning ready to start another day that would bring them closer to accomplishing their dreams, and in few minutes, all their dreams were over. We really can no longer take our lives for granted.

2 Comments on “It’ s not a number, it’ s a story.”

  1. This is so true. Every person can remember exactly where they were when they first heard about the attacks and what it was like for the rest of the day. In retrospect, it seems almost surreal watching the broadcasts from that day. Numbers mean something, but the memories and the people lost mean so much more.

  2. There is no substitue of these relations that you mentioned in your writing.When you see such incidents ,then you realize that the life has no value or meaning for the person who is living in the world of illusionments.He not only takes his own life but also others.9/11 is a tragedy that keeps haunting the lives of all for a long period of time.

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