I read this in the NYTimes paper. It was one of many letters to the editor on the September 11th anniversary. This one really stood out for me.
“Of all the stories I’ve read in the days and years after 9/11, the ones most vividly recalled have to do with people’s desire for connection until their very last moments—the jumpers who clung to one another as they stepped off the towers or the final phone calls made to loved ones to say goodbye.
“In this post-9/11 world where connection seems more superficial, where the only way some people keep up with loved ones is by following Facebook and Twitter feeds, this 10th anniversary of 9/11 is a reminder to me to really connect to the people around me.
“For all those we lost on 9/11, I hope those personal connections provided some comfort in their final moments.”
New York, Sept. 7, 2011