The World Trade centre was an icon of the western world, with it's destruction bought a vulnerability to all our lives.
I have been very fortunate to have visited Washington, Pennsylvania & New York, DC & Penn prior and NY before and after the attacks. The November before 9/11 I spent Thanksgiving dinner at the top of Tower 1 at the Windows of the World restaurant. Now in that place will be two infinity pools...a beautiful memorial to two iconic buildings.
The twin towers gave NY direction.It's easy to loose your bearings in a city as tall as it is wide but the 2 towers were the compass of manhattan, they guided you home. When they fell NY lost it's direction,however over the last 10 years I have seen a community build out of diversity with courage and strength. What was before predominately a business district,which closed down & became a ghost town after trading hours, has now become a community, homes for many with lots of green spaces and recreational areas. NY heart is beating once more.
So today I will pause for a moment and remember all those that lost their life on that fateful day. Their lives may be lost but they will never be forgotten.