September 11 Digital Archive

lc_email25.xml

Title

lc_email25.xml

Description

After waking up to the NPR report of the first tower burning, I spent the morning in front of the TV, weeping with despair. Finally, I couldn't stomach anymore. I sought the comfort (as I usually do when I'm troubled) of my garden. Later, I sent the above e-mail to several close friends.

Source

born-digital

Media Type

email

Created by Author

yes

Described by Author

yes

Date Entered

2003-12-27

September 11 Email: Body

Dear Friends,

I cannot watch anymore televised horror.

I go outside to water flowers. It is a morning of unsurpassable beauty and serenity. The warm September sunshine sheds golden light on the front wall. The sky is Colorado blue, birds converse as though this is an ordinary day, a breeze stirs the big purple morning glories that embrace our mailbox. I look for the sweet little garter snake that lives in a cranny in the wall. It is a shy creature with lovely greeny-brown stripes and a long, scarlet tongue that snicks the air when it senses me nearby. I tilt the watering can and weep.

Love,
Jane

September 11 Email: Date

September 11, 2001

September 11 Email: Subject

HORROR

Citation

“lc_email25.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed December 19, 2018, http://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/77.