WTC view from Empire State Building, September 1999
Buenos Aires, September 11th, 2001
I’m driving to my office, as usual. I listen to the radio, as usual. Someone is saying that a small plane, probably a Cessna, has crashed in NYC.
I turn the volume up, I’ve just turned at Plaza San Martín in Buenos Aires. A few blocks later the mood on the speaker is starting to change.
It seems to be a bit worst. I rush to the parking lot.
As soon as I get in my desk I open the CNN website, I refresh every minute until the main page just shows a couple of lines.
Such a spartan web that frighten by itself.
The world is changing forever. The company where I’m working on is American, we’re asked to evacuate the building.
With my co-worker friends we rush to cross the street to a nearby bar and watch the live news.
I’m starting to worry about my brothers, living in Los Angeles, CA. The scope of the attack is uncertain. I’m calling them to warn and say “stay alert”, as they are still sleeping at 5 AM completely unaware of what is going on.
I can’t imagine the fear of those with family and friends in NYC or even more to those who were meant to be at the WTC surroundings.
Today, I just desire a better world, without violence, without such disrespect for life. I don’t care who started, but we ALL need to stop it now.