"" Writer's Wanderings: The Skies Were Silent

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Skies Were Silent

We all have our impressions of this day ten years ago--where we were, how we found out, what were we doing when the towers came down. The thing that impressed me most though were the silent skies.

Air traffic was stopped. Controllers did an amazing job of clearing the air space over our country, something that had never been done before. I'm not even sure there was a plan for it then. Within a few hours, the skies became eerily silent. The sounds of air traffic we take for granted and don't even "hear", were suddenly gone.

The sky above us had changed as much as the world it encompassed.


As the reality of what had occurred began to settle in and knowledge struck us that life as we had known it would never be the same, knees began to bow and voices whispered in prayer, "why God?"


It seemed there would be no answer. Even heaven was silent.

But then quietly like the whisper of a gentle breeze, the reply came--

"Fear not."

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