September 11 Digital Archive

email153.xml

Title

email153.xml

Source

born-digital

Media Type

email

Created by Author

unknown

Described by Author

yes

Date Entered

2002-04-14

September 11 Email: Body

Dear Spence and Lou,

I'm glad you sent an email. I have been trying
to reach you yesterday and
today.

Thank God you are ok and your families are as
well.

Did Radu call you or did you call him?
What did he have to say about all of this? I'm
sure he had some energetic
and opinionated response and I'm curious what it
was.

My brother walked 220 blocks to get out of
Manhattan.

My mother who is in London at the moment found
out because a cab driver
stopped
her on the street asking, "Are you American?
Have you heard the news?"

Cynthia woke me up at 7:30 to tell me. I
couldn't believe what I was
hearing. It sounded like some futuristic action
film.

Our histories are going to be marked by "before"
and "after" this event.
Just like they were by the Kennedy assassination.

Where were you? How did you hear? Did you know
anyone in the building?

I am afraid that this is far from over. I'm
afraid our retaliation will
cause a counter-retaliation - and soon we'll be
in some kind of Third World
War.

I am also afraid about what's going to happen to
innocent Muslims in this
country.
The harrassment seems inevitable knowing how
quick so many are to jump to
racial stereotypes and hatred.

I am afraid of a whole lot of things, but
impressed by how beautifully New
Yorkers have rallied to help in any way they can
and how courageous the
firefighters and policemen were. I was also
really impressed gy Guiliani.

I am not impressed by President Bush. We all
keep saying "Why did this have
to happen when we have a fool in the white
house?" .

Anyway, I love you both and am really really glad
you are still around.

Lisa

September 11 Email: Date

Thu, 13 Sep 2001 01:18:56 EDT

September 11 Email: Subject

Re: we're OK

Citation

“email153.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed January 21, 2018, http://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/36744.