I was 11 ten years ago. I had just "graduated" from Kingsley Elementary School in May/June and was just starting Middle School. I was a kid still, looking back I truly understand that, and theres a countless number of things I wish I could tell myself at 11. We really don't think of 2001 as THAT different of a time, but this really was brought up talking to my brother Lucas.
The survivors of the crash had little to no way of letting there loved ones know they were alive. The idea of a cellular phone was still a new one, and not everyone had one to text with........I take that back, texting wasn't possible yet, Cell phones weren't what they are now in terms of power or versatility. No one had a Facebook or Twitter to update family and friends, or a phone that could shoot a video of them assuring that they were ok to post on said Facebook or Twitter. Blogs were just being invented and weren't a household thing yet, so not many people could blog about that day either.
I remember the fear that day, it seemed like this was the end of the world.....looking back now on ten years of all this innovation, not just in technology, but in every aspect of society, politics, social equality, medical breakthroughs, our entire society has evolved so much, and I only wish that we could go back in time and tell ourselves that the world wasn't over.......I wish I could tell myself how amazing it will be/was to have my 6 little cousins be born and how much I will gain/gained as a person from seeing 8 years of these newborn babies growing and changing, or how I would meet my best friend in high school, or how Id get to travel to so many amazing places.....
I hope today you look at yourself and think.........."Wow, 10 years!"