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Jade ·
Godess bless - hope everyone here slept late and was nowhere near world trade. peace.
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hatches ·
Strangely enough, I was awake, heard the initial explosion and a woman screaming hysterically on the street. And then the emergency vehicles. I got dressed and went downstairs and was crossing the street when the second plane hit. People were walking north with blood-splattered faces, their clothing shredded. Now, the silence down here is positively eerie, punctuated by the occasional siren, the drone of bombers overhead.
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Ted & Di ·
Hello, Looking out my window, it is a beautiful sunny day. The sky is so very blue. Although, if you stand on first avenue, and look southward, you can see the smoke in the sky. All the hospitals are on alert. I am not allowed to leave. The chairs have been moved about in the patient waiting areas, so that hallways are lined with chairs. They expect them to be lined with bodies. It is all so sureal. Life is about to change in such a drastic way. Just what the consequences will be remain to...
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Chi Chi ·
It must be so hard Diane - we are all so lost today - I DO envy you one thing though - having a job to do. No one else knows quite what to do with themselves - except the odd poster who doesn't seem to have heard yet. I have decided, like many others, to just stay online as much as possible -here and on The Well (where we have more than a decade of tragedies shared historically in this way) and urge you all to post about this when you are ready - there IS no precedent for what has happened...
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bobby ·
I've just returned from riding my bike downtown to see if I could see more than what's on TV. It just didn't seem real on TV. I was able to ride all the way to Church and Warren Streets. People seem in shock and out-of-their-bodies. The strangest looks on the faces of everyone I passed. Then when I returned to my neighbourhood by St. Vincents, the entire intersection was full of people standing, staring at the hospital. All the doctors and nurses standing by the entrance with stretchers and...
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Ted & Di ·
for the victims who have lost theirs in the blast. I don't know of any other particulars. We arrived last night from London and awoke to a bright sunny morning. Di walked off to work and I to my car. I heard the first reports at 8:45 I have been between tears and rage all day. I just want to hear from everyone that I know. I will keep you all as posted as I am with whatever reports that I can get, including any info that I get from Di on the frontline. my thoughts are constantly with the...
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goblin73 ·
i'm so far away but feel so close to it. the tears keep coming. especially when i think about kids whose parents went in to work there this morning. SO GLAD to see a post from hatches who i know lives close by. seeing your posts, hearing your voices is a GREAT COMFORT to me here on the other coast. i love you and am praying for the victims and anyone affected by this. (i.e., all of us.) here's my quote... "take care of yourselves. and each other." -j. springer
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Chi Chi ·
The update on donating blood- They do need blood but cannot process and screen any more till tomorrow. They will need blood tomorrow, and the next day, etc. Some nearby collection points- Metlife at 5th and 23rd Bellevue hospital. I don't think they want people at St. Vincent's though. LOTS of stores here are closed - an average of two stores open on every block.
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Minerva ·
...and since one can't watch any more teevee...the best thing to do is to stay calm. Thus, I think it's time for a cocktail. Or five. Love for those who survived, prayers for those who did not, Minerva
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I have been online all night, it is almost 9:30am here in Melbourne Australia. I have been frantically e-mailing and over-posting here of course. It's surreal, words fail me but tears keep comming. Yet I am numb. I wish the bars would open. God, ANY bar! I feel too far away from you all. Thank Goddess for the MotherBoards. A friend, Andrew Stellman, worked on the 77th floor in World Trade Centre 2. He didn't go to work today. Too close. My thoughts are with you all. I think of Di. She...
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Ted & Di ·
Please dial 1-800-933 blood for info about blood donation locations. Anyone anywhere please give blood. NYC is in dangerously short supply.
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dresscode ·
i don't know how i feel yet but i am numb. my father woke me with a call before 9:00am. i went out on the roof just after the second plane crashed. rushed off to 28th street and park avenue (26th floor) where i saw the second tower fall. i still can't believe it. i don't know if i ever will be able to. i pray for all the people who lost their lives and their loved ones. i pray for the people who did this. i was hit hardest when i walked out my door this morning to huge crowds, some in suits...
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torin ·
i was on location in Westchester today, having my cup of coffee and watching Good Morning America when at 8:50... in came the news... i live in tribeca, and it is now in shambles... the eerie thing is... that as of recently, i had taken to have my early morning walk to the Krispy Kreme at the WTC... [which i might have done on this sunny AM]... phone lines were down, TV stations went static, even channel 41 was adding an english version of the news... needless to say, shooting was at a...
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daddy ·
From Santa Barbara, via email..
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bobby ·
The actress and photographer, Berry Berenson, also the sister of Marisa Berenson and the widow of Anthony Perkins, was unfortunately on Flt 11 that was the second plane to hit the WTC. She was a very talented and beautiful person. I met her several times and found her to be a wonderful and kind person. I am sure that she will much missed by her friends and fans and family.
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hatches ·
Contrary to previous reports, TriBeCa is not particularly in shambles; most of the devastation seems to be confined to an area south of Chambers Street. I did hear that the huge antenna that used to top WTC is impaled straight into the ground. I wonder if it's true; very Planet Of The Apes. Canal Street seems to be a huge holding pen for earth-moving equipment. Cranes and flatbed trucks with concrete barriers on them are parked outside my window. Last night they would not let me return to my...
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Lily Burana ·
I'm an hour north of NYC, and was on the phone doing an interview with someone in the city when the news came in. We thought it was just a piper cub or some amateur-hour pilot making a small "whoopsie" into the building, and kept on talking. We just had no idea. Happily, most of the tribe I'm in contact with has checked in, shaken and stirred, but OK. Got the email that the show will go on tomorrow, and I'm depserate to come to the city to SEE people and connect. But if the area below 14th...
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Ted & Di ·
Together we weave Magical and truly beautiful Art. A Tapestry that is continuously Woven. We are threads of different colours. Some threads be shinier or darker hued. Flecks of gold and silver run through it. We weave this together. We weave the tapestry in revelry and happiness. Brought together together with all the pains and disappointments. We are healed by the weft that is the common experience. Suddenly, this fabric of our shared consciousness is raveled. The Tapestry becomes frayed.
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Chi Chi ·
You kept me sane yesterday on the WELL, honest. Thanks for that...BTW I've noticed that pretty girls are being granted a bit of leeway at the great ropes to Lower Manhattan that stretch out right at my corner - 14th Street.
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Lily Burana ·
I read your report, and thought that the dust that later spiraled through the air was partly cremains. Thinking of so many people I care for, my 'kin', under that flurry of souls was crushing. I'll check in throughout the day tomorrow. If it looks like you guys *will* be up and running at 2nd and 2nd, I will try to flirt my way past the barricades with bottles of Gatorade or something. I don't mean to be crude, but, uh, there's no dress code tomorrow, is there? I think I'm gonna have to blue...
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dresscode ·
Lily, There is no Dress Code Thursday but I will be there. Dresscode hope to see you.
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I feel hurt, insignificant and helpless. I've suffered several losses in the WTC disaster. I'm angry but know in my heart that anger is not the answer. Strength is. I pray for the souls of the people who have perished and I pray for their families and loved ones. With personal strength and God's help, we'll get through this.
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Nancy Isla ·
I just had to report that me and the wife went for a walk to the west side and saw something amazing. At Christopher and West Side Hway there's a group of people standing there cheering and clapping as rescue vehicles head up and down the highway. Some people have signs that say "Thank You", some are holding up flags. It really was moving to see these people just giving what they could to the tireless workers downtown. And you culd tell their cheers were being appreciated. That's all for...
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Darla Diamond ·
Been watching CNN from Omaha and saw everyone cheering the rescue workers on the west side highway and the vigil in Washington Square. I am so proud of all of you. I just arrived last May, but I hope to be able to say someday that I am a New Yorker. God bless all of you, and God Bless America!!!
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Darla Diamond ·
There is a list server for Tom Waites fans called Raindogs. Here is a posting from ground zero. Sorry for mass mailing this but I've been telling my story so much I figured this will save me telling it a few dozen more times. Firstly, if anyone was there or had loved ones there I hope that you and yours are okay and (physically at least) unscathed. The phrase I heard a lot while I was downtown all day and night was what soldiers say about a war zone. I was in 'the shit'. Our headquarters is...
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hatches ·
I worry about the jump in american flag sales. I worry about the young men and women rushing to enlist in the army. I worry about a shaky american president, and a psychotic secretary of state. I worry about the cries for revenge. I worry about attacks on innocent immigrants. These are my thoughts upon waking today...
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Luxury Lex ·
I'm just glad everyone of you is ALIVE and well. Every hour or so I get teary-eyed .... I'm speechless, I feel helpless and very, very sad. I'm not even afraid for my own safety anymore. I just feel such enormous sadness for all those people in their offices, the rescue workers, the passengers on the those planes and everyone who was killed in this nightmare scenario. And that those two gorgeous buildings, practically like the Great Pyramids to most New Yorkers and such an integral part of...
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dresscode ·
betty domination phoned me tuesday and told me to buy water and canned goods. well i didn't, went out last night to get some supplies. toilet paper, water, bread, peanut butter sold out. i got the last few cans of tuna. i worry about the air. my neighborhood is covered with smoke today. but i feel strong and know we will rebuild the greatest city in the world. i am proud to be a new yorker and glad to have such good friends.
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Luxury Lex ·
I tried reaching her all day Tuesday and yesterday but the lines were busy and I couldn't get through .... I know her apartment is on Broadway at White Street. Has anyone heard from her? Is she okay? does she have a place to stay? Food? Gowns, etc????? If anyone knows, please post!
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Jade ·
thinking more about how it feels like some "thing"- something "inhuman" has attacked us. It reminds me of the first half of Forbidden Planet - where Dr. Morbius (President Bush) remains ignorant as to why all the firepower at his command cant stop the mysterious, terrifying ID monster. Finally he realizes (too late, after many have died) that the ID is a mirror, a supernatural amplification of his unconscious mind. While terrorists are hardly Bush's personal 'ID' -I believe their actions...
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dresscode ·
Jade, How gorgeous but President Bush is the wrong person to ask. He has to ask his father what to do and we all know his track record.
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Ted & Di ·
pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,-- Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips, To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue-- A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and destruction shall be so in...
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Darla Diamond ·
I'd worry more if flag sales were down and people weren't rushing to the aid of our country.
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Dearest Chi Chi, Just wanted to let you know that our thoughts are with you and your extended family from here in London. Watching this tragedy unfold on TV... it's a Ballardian hyper-real nightmare screenburning itself onto the global retina, an appalling moment that changes everything. We have all lost our innocence, not just America... Soon, we will really be tested on what we believe in. And I just pray to the god/ess/s/one mind/thing that we come out of this somehow with our belief in...
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Darla Diamond ·
Of course the President is going to consult with a former president and CIA head. Former president Bush did an excellent job during the last time of international crisis and had an approval rating over 90%. I feel comforted that we can still draw on that kind of knowledge and experience.
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hatches ·
I guess I will see you at the flag counter at K-Mart...or the Recruitment Station... I must be part of that gosh-darned 10%!
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Chi Chi ·
Jade, I so agree with your post. I keep thinking of something that was said last night at the memorial service at St. Mark's Church. This beautiful woman (poet, perhaps?) spoke with great dignity. She said "When I looked at the picture of the tower coming down and the cloud of smoke, I saw the mushroom cloud again, the one from the pictures, the cloud WE set off over Hiroshima, come back to us here.." The affirmation of peace at the end of the service has never seemed so important or real.
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Poison Eve ·
I have been feeling a bit like a prisoner out here in Brooklyn - a little removed from everything and not being able to get into Manhattan with ease. I have had off work the past two days and have been glued to the television watching the same horrifying, saddening footage over and over. Outside my window we has ash falling from the sky on Tuesday and a thick cloud of smoke up the street. Luckily, everyone I know who works in the area is safe and alive. But the loss of life is just...
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Night Nurse ·
But for another reason- after spending the night at Vulgar Greek's on 25th St Tuesday night (after walking 60+ blocks to Houston- in loafers without socks- might as well have worn 6" heels, my feet were so ripped up- and being turned away), I walked to work (another 40 block walk) early in the AM yesterday. When I passed the Blood Donor Center on 67th, there was a line around the block to give blood. I have lived in NYC 8 years and worked on the Upper East Side just as long, and I have NEVER...
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Ted & Di ·
That everyone seems Ok. I feel sad for all who are not. I feel sad for those who did this, for those who dispise what we stand for and for those who cannot understand what brings us together as a family. We may be despised for being New Yorkers or Americans or whatever epithet you care to throw, but, we are of a family here and the seeds that all of us cultivate can change a world. The monster that feeds this type of hate is the idea that we are different from everyone else. We, defined as...
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Minerva ·
Family, extended and otherwise: I'm sorry I've been out of touch. As you might imagine, in order to maintain composure and sanity, I've let myself become a machine, with short lists of tasks and functions to spend the waking hours. Via the TV, internet, the occasional newspaper, information is sucked in without much processing or reaction, just accumulation. Past the initial shock, watching the towers burn and crumble, I've felt very little. I'm maintaining while this city, this crossroads...
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Ted & Di ·
Whitney Houston OD'd and is dead A 20something year old girl was raped and murdered behind Payson House on 70th (b/w 1st and york) Tuesday night. Di
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Darla Diamond ·
Hattie, They won't take me. I'm too old. But we must respond and deter, or it will just get worse. We are dealing with religious fanatics who are highly indoctrinated, hate us, and do not reason as we do. BTW the Japanese were the cruelest and most murderous nation during WWII. Thousands of American and Allied lives were saved by us not having to invade Japan. Darla (Miss Conservative Viewpoint) Diamond
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bobby ·
Ted/ Where did you get that fact? Is it rumour? Is has not been on the news today. Please post asap.
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dresscode ·
Evie, as they say, out of the ashes. we will go on, i'm so happy for your sister and you aunt evie. kisses to the new girl!
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hatches ·
Darla, I agree, we must respond and deter. How we should do that is another matter altogether. I guess I just don't have the faith that you do in the former governor of Texas and his advisors. In my life I have seen numerous atrocities cloaked in the star-spangled banner. I would not like to see those atrocities repeated. For any reason. I might also remind you that this country is rife with religious fanatics as well. Read the final paragraph of the National Review piece that Minerva has...
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Ted & Di ·
She sent the info to me. I believe that it came through her channels. I can't find it either might just be a rumour. If so, sorry. T [This message was edited by Ted & Di on 09-13-01 at 08:17 PM.]
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Darla Diamond ·
Yes Hattie, I share your concern about the way our response is carried out. However, all talk of retaliation that I have heard has been predicated on first having good hard evidence of who is responsible. On CNN, that is exactly what is being discussed right now with Senator Graham. The government will make mistakes, we all do. But our government knows that we will gain nothing by hitting out blindly. That will only result in a propaganda victory for our enemies and the disintegration of our...
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Darla Diamond ·
As for the viewpoints of people in the heartland, the folks here feel what I think people all over the country feel. Shock, sadness, anger. But the anger isn't blind. We all realize the importance of bringing to justice those responsible, based on incontravertable evidence. [This message was edited by Darla Diamond on 09-13-01 at 08:20 PM.]
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