I still have the New York Times from September 12, 2001 tucked away somewhere in a box under my bed. I may never look at it, but it’s there. I posted about where I was on 9/11 last year.
Some people avoid television and social media on the anniversary of 9/11; they lived it once and don’t need to live it again. Maybe I’m silly to replay the day’s events in my mind and soak up news stories and documentaries each year that are just so, so sad — but I feel like it’s important to remember. And I can’t help but think that even 30 years from now, it will still feel impossible to believe that it was that long ago.