Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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As it happened

Historical metafilter thread that developed on September 11th 2001, as the news came in of the attack. Look at the times of the comments. People reacting in real time.

Reading this helped me to remember how crushing and sickening that day was. And that feeling lasted for not days but weeks afterwards. I remember going to see 'Moulin Rouge' - I can't remember how soon after that day. And in the foyer of the cinema as I walked out I realised that I had been smiling during the film (at the performance of 'Like A Virgin') and I felt guilty, and thought that was the first time I had smiled since the terrible events. It affected us all like that didn't it?

The comments in the thread are fascinating. Many of them very intelligent, working out what had probably happened, what the effects on the world would be.
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