As I look down in despair, out of the broken window, the people below me like ants amidst the burning smoke, the confusion, my heart raced as I thought to myself “what is left?”
I stuck my head out of the broken window shouting for help, gasping for air, the smoke filling my lungs up with all sorts of toxins. I wave, wave and wave for help using my shirt, looked around and amongst me is nothing but a few other people, from what I see, people slumped at their desks unconscious from the catastrophic shake caused. I cover my mouth and gasp for the last bit of air before I ran hurriedly to the office television. There was a small group of distraught people gathered around the television as they watch our building that had been terrorised, burnt and shattered; there was completely nothing left of the building except for the tragic lives of us trapped in here. If there was a way to use the lift, I would use it or even the stairs, bearing in mind that my office was situated on the 78th floor, anything to save myself. On a normal day, I could usually see the bright yellow taxi’s speeding past the red lights rushing to get to their destinations, the workaholic’s of New York speeding on their feet and sometimes, I could even imagine what it sounded like down there. As I looked down once more, I saw nothing but smoke on top of cries and screams of the hurt people inside. From what I could see, the second tower looked completely the same and I imagined what was going through their heads.
I shut out everything around me, as if I wasn’t in the building, closed my eyes and ears and thought. I thought about my loved ones and friends and what they would be feeling right now. I cried and wept as I thought about my wife, daughter and son, I was dying. Not only a physical death, but with all the thoughts going through my head, I was dying a emotional death. I thanked God for everything, especially the fact that I wasn’t amongst those that were already dead because of this attack on America. I was just bewildered on the fact that, I was still alive but eventually I was going to die.