Living in Victoria, BC

Victoria, B.C. is 3 hours behind Eastern time. Florida friends called me at around 7:30AM and told me "we've been attacked". Of course I did not believe it, but they told me to turn on the TV and of course, there it was. I was horrified that such an event happened and dismayed that our nation seemed so unprepared for such an event. Not only the twin tower catastrophe, but the Pentagon and Shanksville horrors as well. Heartbreaking to say the least, as the horrendous news continued to come. I wondered when all this would end. Travel was delayed and I spent more time in British Columbia than planned, but that was not an inconvenience. My thoughts about our vulnerability to such dreadful events was forever changed. And our lives, sadly, will never be the same.

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