Well today is September 11, 2006. It is five years ago that the trade centre attacks took place and it still feels like yesterday that I was watching it all happen on TV with the sickest feeling in my stomach. It was such a surreal moment and looking back probably the worst moment in my life. At the time I had relatives living in New York and a cousin working in the pentagon so the images that were being broadcast to me and the feeling of not know if the people I loved were ok was a moment I will never forget. They say moments like these get burnt into your mind and this one was. Its one of my most vivid memories but not for any of the right reasons.
Five years later and so much has changed. The world in a way is in turmoil and there is no solution in sight. The western world keeps engaging in these wars on terrorism but nothing has changed. Only our opinion is changing. We are judging people and their cultures because of the actions of a few extremists and a wave of racism seems to be spreading. I do not know the answer to the problem our world is currently facing but the solution is definitely not hate.
I hope everyone takes a moment to remember how 9/11 affected them, then I hope you go on with your daily life because even though some things in this world have changed we should never live in fear.