この夏、実家で見つけた数枚の写真。
米国同時多発テロ事件の5年前、ワールドトレードセンターがそびえ立つ。

2001年9月11日、誰もが予想だにしなかった惨事。
毎年厳粛な気持ちで迎えるこの日を、今年はさらに特別な気持ちで過ごした。

あの日あの事件がなければ、今私はここにいなかったかもしれない。
毎年この日は決まって雲一つない青空が広がるのに、今年は珍しく薄曇り。

明日という日が同じようにやってくると漠然と生きていた世界が、
今日を生き抜くことさえ奇跡だとさえ思えるように変わっていった。

理不尽で不公平なことばかりある世の中だけれど、
ただひとつ「時間の速度」だけは、誰にとっても同じだと気付いた。

その時間を、いかに大事に生きるのか。
どれだけ長く生きるかよりも、どんな風に生きるのか。

19年前のあの日を、私たちは決して忘れない。

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I found a few photos at my parents' house this summer.
The date shows that it was five years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, there were the World Trade Center towers behind us.

On September 11, 2001, a tragedy that no one could have predicted was happened.
I greet this day every year with a sense of solemnity, but this year it was even more special.

If it hadn't happened that day, I might not be here today.
Every year on this day, there is always a blue sky with not a single cloud in sight, but this year it is slight cloudy.

I had been living in vaguely in the world since we thought that tomorrow would come in the same way.
It's changed to the point that it's a miracle I even live through today.

There are so many unreasonable and unfair things in this world, but
The only thing I've realized is that the speed of time is the same for everyone.

How should we live that precious time ?
It's not about how long we live, but how we live.

We will never forget that day 19 years ago.

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