A Remembered Emotion

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September 11th, 2001 was definitely a day, which had an impact on my life. The terroristic plot on our nation filled my body full of emotion. I was so overwhelmed that it is hard to identify simply one. But, this incident charged me with such strong emotions such as love, fear, anger, hate, joy, quilt, and embarrassment. If I where to pick just one of the emotions, I would say that it would have to be fear.

I can remember it clearly, almost like it happened yesterday. It was a normal Tuesday morning; I had just arrived at work. A few minutes later my co-worker walks in the door with the horrible news. At first I didn't want to believe it, I thought it was a joke. My first impression was the Twin Towers are not hard to miss, they are pretty tall. Was the pilot drunk? Then minutes later, I learned that a second plane hit the other Tower.

That's when I sat back and thought for a minute. This was no accident; it was some kind of attack. A terrorist attack perhaps!I was on the phone immediately making plans with my wife as to how we were going to take care of things if an attack were to come this way. I would simply just pack up my things and run for the hills. “Pack only the necessities.” I told my wife and if we had to leave that I would be there in minutes. For the fear that the next thing to hit could be a possible Nuclear attack.

I immediately began to listen to the radio, so that I would be informed. I was very sad and confused. I had a mixture of different feelings. I could only try to imagine what those people were...