ILLUMINATION
Published in

ILLUMINATION

Reflecting Back on Twenty Years Ago

When the Towers came down

Battery Park City and the former Twin Towers at the World Trade Center NYC | Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. | Wikimedia Commons (no known rights restrictions)

I grew up in the generation that watched the World Trade Center collapse as children. Old enough to understand, kind of, but not adults or even teenagers. I was eight. It means we watched it happen, saw the aftermath, but may not have understood the gravity of the situation, the implications, the complicated nature of both that event and the twenty-year war…

--

--

--

We curate and disseminate outstanding articles from diverse domains and disciplines to create fusion and synergy.

Recommended from Medium

It’s Not That Hard To Still Wear a Mask — It Is Hard To Be a Decent Person, Apparently.

Thank You Chrissy Teigen

America Is The Ultimate Skinner Box

On The Importance of Community During COVID-19

Amanda Gorman Was the Light of the Inauguration

LIFE AFTER COVID - 19

America’s Unwise Desire for a World without Risk

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Sarah Marie

Sarah Marie

Curious Above All Else | Top Writer in Space | A little bit of everything: Science, books, life, self-care, fiction, poetry, nonprofits, and business

More from Medium

Authentic Kokushu

A person pours nihonshu into a cup at a Japanese restaurant

No, You Can’t See A Doctor But You Can See Someone Far Less Qualified

I Looked Pregnant for 35 Years, and It Wasn’t Fun — Part 2, Eight Babies in 18 Years

The People That Won’t Get Vaccinated