The Stranger within my gate..
Driving into Marlborough I heard on the Radio that a plane had crashed - a small mention on the news so I assumed it was a minor incident. I turned over to the BBC's News station where they were discussing manures for the garden. A little later I was in the barber's shop with mindless MTV playing on the screen above my head when an Army Captain came in to wait for a cut - he asked if they could switch to the news channel. So for the next hour I sat in the chair with the barber taking random snips as we watched the drama unfold. So that's how I got the worst haircut in my life, and the world was turned upside down. Others have different memories, may they find a peace within themselves.
911 Remembered: Rick Rescorla was a soldier
Men of Cornwall stop your dreaming;
Can't you see their spearpoints gleaming?
See their warriors' pennants streaming
To this battlefield.
Men of Cornwall stand ye steady;
It cannot be ever said ye
for the battle were not ready;
Stand and never yield!