What beautiful buildings the World Trade Center Towers were.
I worked for 12 years near the towers and spent lots of fun times there.
I remember long lunch hours (sorry boss!) listening to live jazz on the plaza between the towers.
I remember salsa dancing on Tuesday nights at Windows on the World.
I remember industry meetings on the 100th floor in a conference room overlooking the beautifully lit Statue of Liberty and thinking how special this moment was and how incredible a city New York is.I remember spending many a paycheck at Sephora, Express and many other of its shops.
I remember purchasing half-price Broadway tickets and airline tickets in the lobby.
I remember the veryyyy fast elevators and my ears popping.
I remember kissing a cute boy or two after several happy hours at one of the bars in the World Financial Center.
I remember the sound of my heels on the floor as I rushed for the PATH train to New Jersey heading down the shore to our summer rental or for subways uptown, heading home.I remember the 100th floor where I went for several interviews shortly before 9.11 and not getting the job and thanking God that I didn't because many, many people died from that company.
But it is a musical memory of the World Trade Center that I will never forget.
On one of the last times I walked into the towers, during a bustling-as-always rush hour return home, I came across some street musicians at the entrance to one of the towers.
They were playing Superstition by Stevie Wonder and I remember thinking what a great rendition it was.
I have not listened to that song since then. Anytime I hear it on the radio, I switch the station. I just can't listen to it.
I will never forget the close to 3,000 people murdered on September 11.
However, I also grieve for the buildings too. Seems a bit odd to miss a building but the towers were a beautiful place to work and have fun and I will never forget the many crazy, happy memories I had there.
Never, ever forget.