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March 25, 2003

Breathe In, Breathe Out

At my commuter railroad station, there are now NYPD and National Guard hanging out on the platform in the mornings. Since I live 60 miles from the city, I really don't think they're going to have much to do. But my station is near a regional airport, so maybe that's the reason for the extra serving of security.

Last night, as I waited for Scott to pick me up from the station, I heard two enormous mechanical roars. They didn't sound like your regular commercial aircraft. I think they were fighter jets. I could be wrong, but they were so very loud.

Today I read in the paper that 24-hour air patrols have resumed over the City. I took the subway to work because I ran late and I wished I had my little Maglite with me because besides being stuck in the tunnels the next worse thing would be to have no lights.

There's a tightness in my chest, a knot of panic just waiting to burst forth. It was worse this morning, but I'm ok now. Teeth gritted and eyes glaring, but better now. Just feeling a little pathetic for letting the unknown get to me.

Yours, &c., LC | 05:58 PM |