SoCS – Where?

Continued thanks to Linda Hill who sponsors this lovely stream of consciousness every week. Every Friday she provides a new word to spark our minds into action.

Check out Linda’s blog if you want to join in – check out the rules and the contribution of other bloggers. This week, the prompt is:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “where.” Use it any way you’d like!

“Where, oh, where has my little dog gone?”
“Where, oh where can he be?”
”Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?”
”Where’s Waldo??

That’s where my mind went when I read Linda’s prompt yesterday. Then, when I realized today is September 11th, all I could think of was “Where were you when the towers fell?”

I do not need to see the photos and the videos and the newsreels from that fateful day. The images are forever burned in my heart, mind, and soul.

Today, let us remember the lives lost and maybe try to remember how our country came together for fellow Americans we never knew. We could use a little of that shared humanity today.

As you move through your day today, keep those who lost so much that day in your thoughts. Remember how short and precious life is, and do not let one moment pass without telling those you love just how much they mean to you.

Where was I? At work. Four members of my team boarded planes that morning to fly to Atlanta for a day of meetings. Thankfully, they were all okay, although stranded until they could rent a car and drive back to Florida. It was my daughter who called me at work and told me to watch the news. She was telling me what was happening, but I could not believe what she was telling me. The events of that day I wish had never happened, but they did, and I will never ever forget.