Today is 9/11 and being a Queens, NY, Irish Catholic I knew so many good people who perished that day in lower Manhattan. People who simply got up, showered, went to work, never to come home.
My neighbor across the street growing up. A former girlfriend’s brother, a high school classmate’s father, the newlywed husband of my son’s teacher, countless firemen I knew.
People from all different parts of my life gone. The churches in the suburbs around New York were having funerals everyday for months — some with empty coffins.
This all happen 17 years ago — 6209 days ago add up the days and you get 17 — but it is still fresh in my mind.
So why is 17 popping up on this anniversary? Q is the 17th letter in the alphabet.
Will there be a revelation coming today? A news drop to shed light on this horrific event?
I can’t say for sure, but I will be monitoring, looking for a crumb to help me say these people did not die in vain. That the real perpetrators will be charged and convicted.