I don't have many memories of where I have been on a particular date and time but it seems like I will never forget where I was when I saw the video of the first plane crashing in the tower. I just arrived to my college job when I heard the TV was on. It was not typical so it got my attention. Watching the report felt surreal - my initial instinct was to start crying for all the people that were in those buildings and planes. My second instinct was to call my parents in Bulgaria but all the phones were down. Not being able to reach anyone made the feeling so much more intense. I can't imagine what the families of those who lost someone went and are going through but my prayers are with them.
Living in the states for more than ten years, I have to say it has been easy for me to feel like a part of this great nation. I don't know of many cultures that are so welcoming of outsiders and at the same time so united ahead of challenges. God Bless America!
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