9/11 was a day everyone remembers in detail; where they were, who they were with and what they were doing. Nobody ever asks me where I was the first time someone called me a terrorist.
This June I was given the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Japan. I have always wanted to go, and after I took my first Japanese language class, I thought it would be even more rewarding to be able to experience the culture and practice my new skills.
“Like fire. Hellfire.” These lyrics from the song “Hellfire,” from the movie “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” scorched into my brain the moment I found out the Notre Dame in Paris, France was burning.
I write the stories that will never be told without me
The most hauntingly human words I have ever heard came from a being that never contained a heartbeat. “My battery is low and it’s getting dark.”