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Cloudbringer 09-11-2002 06:55 AM

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<H2><font color="plum">Cloudy's Cafe</font></H2>

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<H3>this is a real conversation zone, not a role-play zone</H3>

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<font color="pink">The lighting is low, the golden oak counters and tables glow with inviting warmth. Near the window, the lighting is brighter, as comfy, plush leather armchairs wait for those who'd like to read a book while relaxing to music or just lazily watch the world go by.</font>

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Cloudbringer 09-11-2002 06:56 AM

In Memoriam.

No first posts today, please.

Jorath Calar 09-11-2002 07:04 AM

Can't believe it's a whole year already, and what a awful year too. :(

Attalus 09-11-2002 08:34 AM

Yeah, crumby year. Oh, well, good morning, everyone.

Hiram's Ghost 09-11-2002 08:40 AM


Originally posted by Attalus:
Yeah, crumby year. Oh, well, good morning, everyone.
Agreed. I can't imagine that today will be a cheerful day. I'm purposely not watching any TV today because of the sadness it will bring. I live in NJ and know too many people who lost family and friends in one of the two towers. I won't allow the media to cheapen the mourning that many of us feel.

Still, we must find a way to continue with what we do and don't let the paranoia set in. Too many people have defended our country and our way of life for me to live in fear.

On that somber note, let me encourage each of you to spend the day with your family as much as you can and be grateful for what you have.


Cloudbringer 09-11-2002 09:03 AM

I hear you, Hiram. I'm feeling the same way for the most part. That I don't want to be profoundly sad again, just remember, pray and hope we never see the likes of it again in our lifetimes. :(

I think I'll post and play tonight, to avoid the hype as well. My fear is that alot of tv stations etc will play up the sorrow to win viewers and ratings. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

We just observed our second moment of silence here where I work, for when the planes hit the towers. We'll have another for when the first tower collapsed.

Cloudy, in a somber mood

Elif Godson 09-11-2002 09:49 AM

Hey all [img]graemlins/happywave.gif[/img] <------ doesnt seem right but here it is ;)
It is kind of odd how the weather is the same on this day as it ws last year.
Today when I pulled into work it was wet yet sunny and dark clouds loomed on the horizon, after I got myself settled in the storm hit at just about the same time. Today is going to be a gray rainy day down here in Florida but there will be plenty of bright spot's all around. As I write this there are over 300 people lineing the street of Bayshore in down town Tampa waving flag's to show there support. Standing in the rain they have smiles on there faces and stand proudly as the soldiers drive by on there way to the base.

God Bless them and keep them all safe.

Nachtrafe 09-11-2002 10:02 AM

Hey all.

Unlike some, I'm actually following some of the media exposure. I'm trying to avoid most of the hype, if possible, but I am listening to the President's speech, and some of the memorial. I guess that I'm different in that I dont ever want to forget. I honour those that are dead, and my heart bleeds for those that lost loved ones. But my soul still burns to see those responsible brought to justice and punished for their henious attacks.

Nachtrafe - Sad and angry

Never forgot!

Sigmar 09-11-2002 10:06 AM

It just doesn't seem possible...

So many people dying for nothing, brave, innocent and hardworking men and women all gone, because they happened to be Americans.

Yet somehow America recovers, and uses it's resolve to rise above all the anguish it was put through.

Personally I am impressed with the unity and team work that Americans have displayed over the last year, to stand against their enemies. It's defiance is most admirable.

...the worst part of the events in my opinion was the fact that I could do NOTHING to help those people, except witness the events. The feeling of helplessness that I bore as I watched the events unfolding before my eyes, contemplating how the people of America must be feeling.

I never know how to properly express things in certain is one of those situations. I wish I could say more and describe how I feel of the events and the people of America but I would probab;ly be expressing someone elses opinion or reminding someone of the events.

I'm not American, but I hope my opinion is regarded with equal importance to everyone elses, as I truly believe that the country and the people of America's strength in all sense of the word is something to be respected.

Not sure if I can say it but- God bless America.

Attalus 09-11-2002 10:07 AM

I know, Nacht, I feel the same way/ Damn it, I keep tearing up, for no apparent reason. I keep thinking of my little son, watching the fires on TV yesterday, trying to put them out with his toy firetrucks while we both wept. God bless you all.

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