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  •  I visited NYC twice in the year following (9+ / 0-)

    What you said. The city had no intention of being typecast as 'terrah victim'.

    Like the line from the frightfully precognitive movie "The Siege": We're New York. We can take it.

    •  I lived in NYC in 2001 (4+ / 0-)

      Thanks to IBM uprooting me yet again (IBM = i've been moved).

      Everyday I heard the typical (from a Midwest outsider's point of view) bravado that New Yorkers are tough!  They aren't afraid!  

      Until a plane flies overhead and everyone suddenly looks up.  I mean everyone, it was kind of eerie to me because I wasn't looking up and could notice everyone else doing so.  
      Of course, on 9/11 I was about a thousand miles away, and to a Midwesterner a plane overfly is background noise and happens constantly (hence the term, fly-over states). I wasn't looking up because I've never had a plane smash into a nearby building, twice, in the same day and have to deal with the carnage first-hand.  

      How could I possibly blame them for looking up at the sound of a plane, considering what they just went though a year earlier? They wanted to be tough New Yorkers, and love to tell you about it, but the scars were obvious.

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