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On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the day of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, I was at home in my Manhattan apartment working on this very chapter. I had the radio on, and although I was not listening to it, I heard the announcement that Tower One of the World Trade Center had been hit by an airplane. I could not see the Towers from my windows, nor could I hear the first explosion and all the horrific sounds that followed, but every sound of that day is indelibly seared into my memory for the rest of my life.
If we go back to Casablanca and Bogie’s great scene of listening to “As Time Goes By,” we see his conflict and anguish. This film allows us to hear the song as well, but what if it were a different movie, with the actor alone in his room, or a close-up of him in a crowd, and he was supposed to show the same sort of conflicting, wounded reaction, only in this film there is no central song to cue us in? The audience hears the moving sounds of the sound track that is laid down on the film long after the actor has finished his job.
These sounds, and many others, took on extraordinary meaning on a day that will alter our lives for many years to come. A strange kind of clarity came over me that day. There was a stripping away of what was unimportant; I made choices in the moment as well as for the future. I separated what had meaning from what was essentially meaningless; the world was filled with a sense of immediacy. Every moment became precious, and within the catastrophe around me, I realized how precious life is. Life is a series of moments, perceptions, and choices, but above all, it is painfully short.