Posted by: mbhcity | September 13, 2008

Train Wreck!

It has been a fairly difficult week here in the United States, this the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on that fateful day, however for the most part it has been a quiet week, until Friday.

Hurricane Ike strikes the Gulf Coast doing its damage to cities like Galveston, Houston and Corpus Christi.

To make matters worse, for commuters heading home or wherever else in Ventura County after a long week in the city, it would be a day as fateful as that one tuesday morning when America woke up to the news forever etched in history, while the rest of the world watched with fearful eyes.

From a personal standpoint, I used to ride the Metrolink trains during my first semester at CSUN (Spring 2007). Eventually, I gave it up in favor of fighting traffic on the 405 or 101 freeways. I’ve always enjoyed riding the rails to the most interesting places, whether its the Metro Red Line from Wilshire/Western to North Hollywood or the Amtrak from Union Station to lord knows where. I still do and will still do.

Resilience is a good thing. However, we are all feeling a little sadder today because of the impact of this disaster, something not seen in years. How did it happen, we do not know. Whose at fault, we do not know. But one thing is for certain, like that fateful, this will forever be etched in our minds even as we carry.

My sentiments.

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