Looking Into the Past: September 11, 2001
I don't have a 9/11 story. I watched everything happen on television, from the safety of my home in suburban Virginia. When people were running for their lives as the buildings came down or running desperately to save the lives of complete strangers, I was eating a bowl of cereal.

What I can say about 9/11 is that it marked the transition from childhood to adulthood in my life. I'm 32 now, and I had just turned 22 when the attacks happened. My life is cleanly split into pre-9/11 childhood and post-9/11 adulthood. I've often wondered what the long term effect will be of a generation of people who equate changing from adolescence into an adult with fear.
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