FROM BEING IN NYC ON 9/11

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“I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.”  ― Jonathan Safran Foer

The city is in an eerie trance this morning, more so than usual. An accentuated instance of that feeling that overcomes us after we were put in time out as children. The sense of confusion mixed with the notion of ‘this can’t possibly be real’ and ultimately, the longing of sadness.

I’ve always wanted to be here on 9/11, but I’ll never be able to forget where I was 11 years ago–and I wish that wasn’t so.

Reading list for today (If you have any other heart-grabbing articles, post a link to them in the comment section please)

Remembering 9.11.01 (My post from last year)

A chilling article and photo from Tom Junod

John DeVore: My plan on 9/11/01

Nancy Gibbs: If you want to humble an empire

I’m Jen Glantz. I’ve been a published writer for over 13 years, spilling my words into magazines (ranging from style to scuba diving), newspapers, websites and even this one time, a speech, for someone who didn’t speak a word of English. What drives my words, my site, my writing, is the power of relating to people. I find that many people, especially young girls, feel so alone and quite often they feel embarrassed. I want to shatter those feelings! I want them to read what I write and understand that it’s okay to be a little outside of the box, but most importantly, that it is okay to just be who they are.

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