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How Fragile They Now Seem...

Dawn saw five fire trucks in front of the Sears Tower today and immediately thought, "Now what?" Today as I was coming out of the gym (it was very cloudy out), I had similiar thoughts. I looked up to see a plane coming in low overhead. As I watched the plane break through the clouds I thought to myself, "They never used to look fragile. I never would have pictured them falling from the sky." I grew up in the flight path of Intercontinental Airport in Houston, so I've seen millions of planes, but they look so different now. I wonder how long it will be before we're able to look at them like we used to. Or if that will even be possible.

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I think so. Humans are amazingly resilient. The funny thing is, we live next to a weird 'airplane-friendly' neighborhood, which has a landing strip in it and you can fly small planes out of. They literally fly into their own neighborhood, drive their planes around on over-sized streets, and park them in their oversized garages. Weird. :)

.: todd said on March 1, 2002 12:24 AM :: link it :.

I really know how you feel. I live close to Kennedy airport, and I have spent my entire life craning my neck to look up when a plane zooms overhead. I used to be in awe of them, especially the Concorde.

Now, not only do they seem to be flying even lower (I swear I can make out faces in the windows) but they give me an entirely different feeling. No matter how many planes shake and rattle my windows during the day, no matter how many times I am driving and feel like a plane is going to swipe the roof of my car, I still get chills and a feeling of dread. They are no longer big, beautiful machines to me. They are things to be feared.

.: michele said on March 1, 2002 06:34 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at March 1, 2002 12:10 AM to see this post.

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