September 16, 2001    





How are you feeling?

Anxious. Scared. Confused. Angry. Sad. Patriotic. Did I say ANGRY and ANXIOUS?

Firelady, 23
, TX   USA

This morning at our weekly staff meeting, one of the attendees commented that people weren't as "sparkly" as usual. That's how I feel -"un-sparkly."

Reba, 51+
Silver Spring

I'm not feeling all that great. Last week I had a cold. It left for a few day and is now trying to sneak back up on me. Why can't we find a cure for this horrific feeling we get everytime we get this illness?! Yuck!

Stephanie, 25

I'm feeling very lucky to have as much as I do.

Dianne, 16
Ontario  CANADA


Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

Completely and utterly depressed. My brother started University yesterday, some 200 miles away from us. I'm really envious of him - he gets to start a new, exciting life in this big, cosmopolitan city and I'm stuck here. Plus, he's one of the best friends I have and now I'm on my own whilst he's having a great time. That, plus all the awful death and destruction in the world and Dubya's talk of war has really brought me down to the pits. I feel just awful.

Shanna, 16
Cardiff  ENGLAND

Just in gerneral? Tired, sad, achy. And regretful.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Spent 4 hours chatting with friends while visiting one of them in the hospital.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

upset and afraid


Profoundly sad. Vulnerable. Very frightened. Somewhat alone, even though surrounded by family, friends and coworkers (all of whom I have gained a new respect for). I have lost at least one friend (confirmed missing) who worked at Fiduciary Trust Company at the Towers. They were on the 90th floor, and no one has heard from her or her husband since the event. I cannot reach several others. But one question haunts me over and over again, throughout all of this: why are our tax dollars currently sustaining the sub-human who sits TODAY in our prisons, who was responsible for the 1993 bombing of the WTC? Is it not time to wake up just a little bit here?

Fisch, 46
, CT   USA

I'm feeling much better. I spent yesterday driving up the Columbia Gorge into the High Desert, and the enduring grandeur of nature gave me a better perspective.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Sad. Time magazine put out just an edition with pictures and captions of the horrific events. I saw it at my parent's today and thought I'd look at it. I made it a few pages in with no problems, but then there was a full page picture of the people who jumped from the buildings because that was their only choice. I immediately closed it up and tried to put it out of my mind for the rest of the day, but it's very hard not to think about it!!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City


Alias Irrelevante

I have a bit of a sore throat.

Karen, 21

Tired. Weary.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

How am I feeling? Rather pressured right at this moment.

Jill, 60

Depressed. Sad. Anxious. Numb. Irritable. I have this overwhelming urge to hibernate.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

Tired, confused, hurt, anxious, worried, concerned...a lot of things. All for different reasons.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista

I'm okay. I'm a little more serious than I usually am, but I'm okay.

Johanna, 18

How am I feeling? Well (1) rage comes to mind...rage at Bin Laden, all his cohorts, and everybody who participated in this heinous act. Rage at all the terrorists around the world who want to destroy democracy, and everything we hold dear.

(2) Pride...proud to be an American. Seeing all Americans...come together, giving blood, money, volunteering, doing anything they can to help...this country has been unified in a way I never thought possible...due to these evil acts. Also, pride in our great rescue crews, fire fighters, police, and all those assisting in looking for survivors.

(3) Sorrow...for all of the victims, the injured, and the victims families...I cannot possibly imagine the pain they are going through..

(4) Determination to keep living my life. I am not going to let the terrorists dictate how I live my life...if I do, they win. Like, I am still taking a flight to CA on 10/04...simply based on principle. Besides that, now I think that it is the safest time in the world to fly...because of all the extra security.

age unknown, parts unknown

I'm Ok right now. I havent cried yet today. Ive cried every day since last tuesday. But i'm alright just at this moment. I suppose thats good. Im trying to focus on other things.

Talia, 24
, CT   USA

im doing ok. i dont really have a reason to be sad. nothings new nothings old theres nothing to look forward to. just like every day i guess. hopefully when i finally leave my catholic school and return back to public i wont be like this.

Karen2, 15
, MA   USA

I was shocked and sad. Now I'm angry.

Jennifer, 19

I have it on good authority that Frodo has cancelled his trip...because his brother advised against it...even though he hates to let the terrorists win.


depressed and confused, struggling valiantly to keep perspective and not be too insensitive or melodramatic

mothmc, 37
Los Angeles

I must say, Felicia, that this may be one of the most appropriate and thought provoking questions I have seen here. How am I feeling? My mood shifts and turns with the news and the moment. I look at the news and I feel sick. I walk with my dog and see the flags and I feel meloncoly. I look at my child and I feel sheer joy. I here of destruction of mosques and feeling of hatred and I feel a deep sadness. The world of every American - and most of the world - has been changed. The result, mixed feelings and a loss of inocence and security. We will never be the same - we will never "feel" the same.


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