Based on an essay of the same title, originally published September 11, 2011
I thought it was an accident. When my high school principal announced over the PA system that the World Trade Center had been hit by a plane. I distinctly remember hearing someone in the back of the class mutter, “terrorism.”
I was taking a quiz in my third period geometry class fifteen years ago. I was 15 years old, and a sophomore in high school.
I’ve changed a lot over these last fifteen years; we’ve all changed a lot over these last ten years.