i was driving to work, with a carpooley, listening to the radio. i didn’t then understand the gravity. it took a couple weeks to sink in. maybe it was cuz i didn’t know anyone in nyc.. or maybe cuz i hadn’t been there. there was a period of time where people were just a little calmer, kinder; not as hurried or rude. sometimes downright pleasant, especially around “the holidays”; recognizing the, probably, 10s of thousands of people who were missing a loved one during that time of the year.
that wore out kinda quick, as far as i’m concerned. four to five months later, people were back to complaining about their mother-in-laws, their costly daycare, or how we can’t think of what to have for dinner. we forgot so quickly what was thrust upon us in minutes. we’re too damn busy.
ze explains it a little better.