Muslims in the Attic

February 10, 2009

Mood: Reflective

Filed under: Uncategorized — alfie @ 7:26 pm

I was six years old when the towers fell. I was in first grade for only fifteen minutes when it happened. Our teacher ran out of the room crying when she heard and no one told us why.

Someone told me later that her husband worked on the 89th floor. I heard they lived on the Lower East Side too. But not anymore, I guess. I don't know if Ms. Rodriguez had any kids of her own, but she seemed really nice for those fifteen minutes.

I never went back to class. My Pedar took me and Farah home and we studied from there. We were lucky for that much at least.

The school was in the East Village. If we'd lived in the Bronx with my Madar's sister, we might have gotten sick from the cloud too. If we lived in Manhattan… Well, we could never afford to live in Manhattan and now no one can. I have to go now. I promise to post again soon.

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1 Comment

  1. Hi Alfie. I just wanted to say Hi and good luck. -Jen

    Comment by Jennifer W. — March 1, 2009 @ 1:19 am


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