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.