Πέμπτη, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

September the 11th 2001

September the 11th 2001.I am in Ashford,have just moved there from London .
I live in a residential area,with noshops,no nothing,just houses all around to the end of the horizon.
And of course one daily past time was to follow the news on TV
So the TV is on in the sitting room ,and we are preparing something to eat.All of a sudden i see the airplane dricing in the twin towers.silence.
Disbelief.
surprise.
Smile.hey is this a new movie?
No it is reality ,it is happening now.
Silence.
It took us a good 5 minutes before we could speak and say anythng.
Mesmerised we watched and watched while people were jumping off the windows of the 113th floor .
We watched in disbelief.Total denial.
It was impossible for me to realise that this is reality.
It looked so out of here,that i refused to register it as truth for a while in my head.It was as if i was watching a movie.
And then came the pentagon news.and then the other airplanes news....
I was stuck on the TV since then ,for a good part of the next years or so.
It became almost an addiction ,to keep up with what is going on .
Bush started the 2nd Iraq war and i was still stuck o the TV.
A small break to participate in the antiwar movement in London and then back again in front of the TV.
As if I could change shit from there...
Bu7t this was the result of the shock.
It was planned to make me (and everybody else) feel this way,act this way.
It turns out they ve had everything calculated and everything prepared.
Plans of #WMDs from sat spying,reports on reports that Iraq is a danger and Al queda has taken over the country ...
It was 11-9 2001 ....
And this kept me captive for years.
It wasnt until i bought the bvoat and started occupying my wholeday with it ,that i escaped from the magnetism of the violence and war.
It tyook me a good 2 years.
It was only when i moved to Ramsgate,back in civilisation,in the centre of the town,that i started going out again.
And this was the beginning of my new life.
I started diet,i started walking twice a day 5 miles,I lost 45 kilos in 6 months without feeling any stress whatsoever,and then i went on sailing around the world.
I overcame the semi-paralysis that i had in my right arm from the long computer use (spending 18 hours a day for years on a keyboard is not what i recommend to anyone).
I kept living a healthier lifestyle,i enjoyed my life for many years.
I met lots of interesting and not so interesting people.I had many many laughs.
I loved and (i think) got loved back.(OK maybe not as much as i though at first,but hey i am only human ,i can be taken for a ride by anyone really,not smart enough )..
...
This was the way i remember the 11th of septemer 2001...

For me ,as  apparently for the whole world ,it was the date that everything changed...:)

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