Being present at an attack like 9/11 is horrible, not only for the person present, but for their family too. You never know when your time may come. Just as professor Lowe said, “Life is dangerous for the innocent, as well as for those preying on the innocent.”
Professor Lowe is a professor at the Diederich College of Communication. He was present at New York the day of 9/11. Last Monday, both Journalism 1550 and Journalism 2100 classes got together to listen to Lowe talk about his experience regarding this incident. For him, being present wasn’t enough. As a professional journalist, Lowe wrote about the incident in his website and titled it 9/11 Chronicle.
Professor Lowe has a passion for what he does. At the moment he saw everyone running to the left, he decided to go to the right to find out what was happening. He remembered how, at the time he said to himself, “There was no choice – This was going to be unsafe, but I have to do it anyway. It’s not a matter of being brave. It’s my assignment for today, and I am just doing my assignment.”
After reading professor Lowe’s article and listening to him at class, I began to think about life as a whole. Sometimes we see events by what we take out from them in general. But it’s not after you listen to someone who actually lived through it that you start to understand the situation that they went through. Life is really dangerous, indeed. Just like Robyn St. John from Illinois, Chicago said: “Those stories hit everyone. You start to hear from different perspectives and it changes you.”