September 11th, 2002

The gentleman is always properly dressed

Sad-making

A gentleman in our office, a former navy SEAL and firefighter who actually went to ground zero to assist with the early search efforts, has been marking this morning with a ship's bell.

I start to move into my routine and am brought back into this different reality when I hear the bell ringing.... Ding-ding, ding-ding, ding-ding. The last peal reverberates through the floor and I find myself looking at the clock, remembering what happened at that precise moment a year ago. I'm marveling over just how much my perception is changing as this happens.

It's not a normal day.
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