BAVAGNA, ITALY….Sept. 11th, 2001
It was in this lovely piazza in the small town of Bavagna, Italy that I heard of the horrendous events of 9/11. My traveling companion, Douglas, and I watched with disbelief as the second plane hit the Twin Towers. We were unable to reach any of our family members in the States and I have never had such a feeling of total uselessness and loss.
Now it is 5 years later and I still have that helpless feeling. My heart is heavy and I can’t imagine how it must be for the victims and their families. I also mourn the loss of my good friend, Douglas, who passed away in April of 2005. He will forever be part of my memories of 9/11.
My words are inadequate…but I pay tribute to them all.