I can remember that 10 years ago today, though I had spent two days watching the news reports and seeing the video of the twin towers collapsing over and over, it dawned on me what I had witnessed on 9-11. Beyond the terrorism, beyond the grief, shock, and incomprehensible violence, I witnessed a total collapse of the American belief of invincibility. In just 102 minutes (the time it took from the first plane to the second tower collapse) everything every American believed to be true about their safety went out the window.
10 years later and I still think people are expecting the other shoe to drop. Just about everyone I know believes that something worse will happen in the coming years… and the sick part is, they’re probably right.