How 9/11 Woke Me Up

by on March 4th, 2015
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Yahoo! is asking Americans how September 11 changed them. Below is an account from a reader.

I am not an early riser. I live in the Mountain Time zone, which means it was even earlier than early, for me, when, on the Sept. 9, 2001, I was jolted out of sleep by a horrible dream.

I had been standing in an unfamiliar office, talking to a co-worker, when an airplane wing came crashing through the corner windows, and I was blown back, in the dream, and woke up feeling uneasy.

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I also do not turn my TV on early in the day, but this day I did. Stunned, I watched the horror unfold. I saw the second plane hit the other tower. I do not know why I had that dream that day, except to paraphrase George Lucas’s Obi-Wan and say I felt “something terrible had happened to the Force.”

So much life force was displaced; so much horror filled so many others. I felt it. It woke me up. 2,000-plus miles away, it woke me up.

Or somehow I was connected to that person in that office. Because we are both human, or both American, I don’t know, I don’t understand it, I don’t pretend to know why this happened, on any level. It’s too sad and evil for me to fully comprehend, but I will never forget the bizarre feeling that day.

I’m not a psychic, but I felt it. And I feel it to this day, I can’t be in New York today, the 10th anniversary, but I am saving up to see the completed Freedom Tower and the Museum!


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