What?! Kiwis aren’t supposed to be human!The memes are great, but I still get chills watching the footage. It was the day of innocence lost but I was too confused to understand exactly why. My best friend was never the same after that day, and it was as if the sun was never as bright as it was the day before. And the night before, too, my school had an ice cream social and everyone was just having a good time. It was a surreal experience.
Why? Did he lose someone in the attack?My best friend was never the same after that day
I should've clarified, but my friend was from New York and had family there, including one who worked near the towers, and she and her brother were absent from school for a couple days trying to get into contact and praying all the while (they were Catholic, albeit the Easter and Christmas Catholics). The family member was safe, but she was an emotional wreck afterwards for the rest of the year. Then for the next couple of years, she got more testy and angry but also buried herself in current events; I remember her brother having one of those "Bin Laden's body bag" props in his room. While being aware of current events isn't bad at all (for a ten-year-old, maybe it was? I dunno), it was just fueling her more. She moved out-of-state before middle school and we lost contact, so who knows how she did if she ever channeled her anger in a more healthy manner or not.Why? Did he lose someone in the attack?
I mean, I get it, it was fucking horrific and nobody was really "the same" after that because all of the sudden Islamic terrorism was less of an abstraction, but I just don't get having an emotional meltdown for something that killed .00001 percent of the population.
Yeah, that makes more sense; can't imagine what actually being "involved" even if indirectly would do to emotional well-being.I should've clarified, but my friend was from New York and had family there, including one who worked near the towers, and she and her brother were absent from school for a couple days trying to get into contact