Today is 9/11. I remember that day on the subway and the driver announcing the attacks on the World Trade Centre. We shuffled out onto Yonge St, a mass exodus from below street level – crowds of commuters, office workers, students and children. We watched news broadcasts on televisions in storefronts on the crowded Toronto sidewalks. We lingered in shock and horror and cried silently. I have never heard the city that quiet, ever. A terrible silence so startling and shrill…I pray that the world will never hear a sound like that again.