September 11th

Terrorists attacked our country on this day ten years ago, but it has been my birth date for over six decades and for many others who have been born within this significant decade. In 2001, the phone woke us up in California. I thought Mom was calling to wish me happy birthday, but instead she said, “Turn on the TV. Something terrible has happened.” Without further ado, she hung up and we turned on CNN. While we were trying to comprehend what they were reporting, we watched the first tower fall. Disbelief was instantly replaced by horror and tears. All those people inside…What happened? Why had this happened? All day we watched as survivors, firefighters, policemen, passersby, and reporters walked, sat, or ran around full of shock, despair, and desperation. Who were these assholes who dared kill our citizens, destroy our structures, and create overwhelming fear? Anger rose from the ruins and bound us together as nothing else could. Heroes were discovered; compassion was restored. On September 11, 2001 hell became a reality for everyone around the world to see. Nothing has been the same since, except babies are still being born.


About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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