you know, five years ago today, it was the same out as it was today. it was windy out and it was sunny out. then some buildings got leveled downtown and everything turned to smoke. i remember how for a week or two the sky was totally empty because planes were grounded. three weeks later i ran into one of my neighbors and she was telling me how a passenger jet was flying overhead as she was walking to work and everyone stopped and held their breath. and when it passed, not crashing into anything, everyone around her exhaled.
i went outside for some air this morning and saw how nice it was outside. it was sunny and it was windy. just like it was before everything changed. exhale.