Where were you?

I was doing some consultancy for a bank in London. When we heard the news about the first plane we stopped and turned to the TVs, just in time to see the second plane go into the tower. I have never before or since heard so many people swear so much in such a short space of time.

Where were you?

Video H/T Tory Bear. For those who like the gory detail, this timeline is fascinating.

Posted in Current Affairs Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
  • Jill

    This was the day my mother died. I had received an early morning call from her nursing home, and spent a frustrating morning trying to phone my family who were all at work, but nobody was at their desk or where they should have been. I found out later that they were all watching the news on the staff room TV, which I had not yet heard. So not a day I will forget in a hurry.

  • Robert

    In class. I watched it on TV as well. The world was never the same after that.

  • Robert Simpson

    I was having a siesta when my mother woke me to make me come down and watch it on the telly. I felt at the time, and much more so later, that this was quite pointless given how often they showed the same dratted film clips over and over again in the following weeks.

  • Gregory

    I was in Argos in Nottingham. Second day of the legal practice course. People were saying “Manhatten is on fire” – we were staring at the television screens.

About Peter

  • Welcome to An Exercise in the Fundamentals of Orthodoxy, the leading UK site exploring issues of Christianity and sexual identity. To find out more about Peter click here
  • Want to join the other subscribers to Peter's RSS feed? Click here.
  • Want to get in touch with Peter? Click here


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Anglican Cycle

Christ the King
Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Recent Comments

Peter on Twitter

Two Final Things

Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
Peter Handke

No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
Kontakion of the Triumph of Orthodoxy