aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Nine years ago

Teen was six when the World Trade Centers went down. In those awful days, we had the TV on all the time. She probably saw far too much. I recently ran across this drawing she did a few days later. It shows a plane, fires, people jumping.

She also drew tiny stick figures and cut them out. She showed me about a dozen she had done. "Is this how many people died?"

I didn't know what to tell her, so I told her the truth. "No, it was a lot more than that."

She later cut out some more - maybe a couple of dozen - and showed them to me again. "Is this how many?"

"No, honey, it was a lot more than that."

It is still so hard to comprehend. In some ways we have forgotten. In some ways we have moved on. In some ways we have moved backward.

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