Remember When . . .

Remember when, right after, they grounded all the planes, and people who were returning to the United States had to wait at their last known destinations, until the airports opened again?

Remember how a student told you she was so desperate to get home to her family in Arizona that she begged and cried and finally a San Francisco cab driver agreed to drive her all the way to Tucson for the price of what she would have paid for a plane ticket?

Remember when the only sounds you heard at night, for several nights, were the sounds of military choppers flying low?

Remember when the airports opened again, and you were still so scared of flying?

Now you take airplanes several times a year, with not even a shake or a shiver of memory.

That’s how you know that life, beautiful, ordinary life, has returned.

Stay tuned.


  1. September 11, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Beautiful. I loved this. Sharing.

  2. September 15, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Kathleen, Thank you for reading and for sharing! I’m glad you liked the piece.

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