September 11th, 2006

harp

Five years ago

rsc and I had flown back from Stockholm via Iceland on 9/10/01. We got up on the 11th, somewhat jet-lagged and generally out of it and turned on WGBH-FM as we usually do to listen to classical music. We were groggily eating breakfast when there was a news break with something about a plane crashing into the World Trade Center and the promise for more info shortly and they returned back to the music. Soon there was more info and we then stayed glued to the TV for quite a while along with everyone else before wandering out to inspect the garden that we hadn't see for a couple of weeks.

At the time my immediate thought was about the plane that crashed into the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945. I was almost seven at the time and we were at my parents summer house in Deal, NJ. There was no TV.

Had we flown back on the 11th (a possibility when we planned the trip) we would have had an extra few days in Iceland.