Ten years means nothing to the memory of the atrocity of that day.
Rest in peace all the innocent people who died in the towers,in the planes and on the ground - I hope you've found a better place than here.
Thoughts and sympathy always to those families and friends and all who suffered.
Time has no meaning in memory however after ten years more details seem to be emerging from people who were there and who want to share what came into their lives. I suppose as time goes by it makes it a little easier to talk about it.
Also, effects from the days after the horror are showing physical/mental consequences to some of those brave people who worked in Hell.
I was living 60 miles west of NYC and got to the city 4 days later...had to take a ferry from New jersey cuz the roads were still closed....the city still smelled funny and ash was landing in the cat bowl, 60 blocks north of the twin tower site. Everyone was walking around in shock and NYC felt like a college campus...millions of people clearly sharing the same feelings and experiences...the police and fire stations were the saddest places...each one an open wound with pictures and flowers and people miloing about crying and hugging 24/7.
I was spending all my weekends in NYC at that time of my life...within three weeks the gentle vibes and community spirit had waned...and a different chest pounding belligerent 'America' had emerged...but worse than that, for me, was the universal advertising...every store, storefront, print ad and radio jingle more or less got over the point: Hey,, buy something, let's show those motherf**kers we're allright...and let's start by consuming this or that product or purchasing this or that thing...the theme, throughout the island and even within blocks of the site was : BUSINESS AS USUAL....very bittersweet healing...nothing learned, nothing gained , nothing healed...just plain business as usual..SOOOOOOO American. And the flags went from a symbol of sadness and mourning to an unmistakable rejoinder of the bad guys in the 60's 'America-love it or leave it' remember?
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT
maddogfagin: Ash: I've left a private message for you
Jan 18, 2020 7:29:53 GMT
babbie00: Are the images of the filming available anywhere else. They no longer seem to appear here.
Jan 19, 2020 4:32:50 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I replied
Jan 27, 2020 18:32:13 GMT
maddogfagin: ash; ditto, snap and advance but do not go pass go
Jan 28, 2020 15:41:35 GMT
ash: maddogfagin; I've been busy
Feb 2, 2020 10:32:49 GMT
steelmonkey: Good News...just signed in from new computer at new job....this means hours of Tull fun, on the clock. Small silver lining on the dark cloud of return to full time work.
Feb 4, 2020 21:32:15 GMT