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Re: OT: thank you all for your concern

  • Subject: Re: OT: thank you all for your concern
  • From: Denis <denis@skg.com>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 10:12:42 -0500 (CDT)

Dear Aroiders:

I am numb. I can't believe that people could be that warped as to
destroy the lives of that many innocent people and cause that much
economic caos. It has sucked the joy of growing plants temporarily from
my life. One thing that can be said is that there is too much hatred in
the world.  I sit here at work not wanting to do anything important.
Everything pales in the wake of this horrible event. 

Denis at Silver Krome Gardens

Piabinha@aol.com wrote:
> dear friends,
> i just wanted to say thanks to all who have written, privately or
> otherwise,
> to express their concern and sympathy.
> i'm at home now after our offices closed down.  fortunately i do not
> work
> anywhere near the financial district, as i have in the past.  this
> morning, the day started out really nicely, with beautiful, blue,
> clear
> skies.  when i was going to work, however, our train got stuck in the
> tunnel
> and the conductor announced "believe it or not, an airplane has
> crashed into
> the world trade center, therefore we are experiencing congestion
> ahead."
> when our train pulled over the manhattan bridge, there was a
> collective gasp
> as we could see closely both towers of the WTC burning, one was
> burning at
> the top, whereas the other was more than half in flames.  it was not
> to be
> believed.  i wondered at that time how were people trying to evacuate
> those
> buildings.  after we arrived at union square, i overheard some
> passengers
> that had fled the downtown area talk about hearing and seeing the
> explosions,
> and the ensuing chaos to evacuate the area.  only then i heard that
> two
> planes, not only one, had crashed into the towers, and that must have
> been
> right before we crossed the bridge.  later when i got to work, we saw
> the
> towers collapsing on tv.  it's hard to imagine that two buildings over
> 100
> stories tall could be destroyed so quickly.
> the downtown area is still totally engulfed in smoke.  i had to take a
> different subway line to get home since several lines are not running.
>  as i
> crossed prospect park in this clear and beautiful day, it felt
> deceptively
> placid and idyllic, except for the enormous cloud of smoke in the
> horizon and
> the smell of burning in the air.  i'm still rather numb and in shock.
> thank you again for all that have written.  may we find peace in these
> difficult times.
> tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

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