Reflecting Today

This is the first 9/11 since 2003 I haven’t been in New York City.

Maybe from my apartment, I’d be hearing jackhammers and horns honking.

I’d flip on the television to listen to the memorial service, to hear names read.

While I do chores. And while tourists teem. And the city carries on being the city.

It’s definitely different.

Our football team is away and will be playing Air Force today.

It’s Saturday.

I’m doing homework.

Really, life does go on.

But, I’ll probably flip on the tv anyway.