If anyone is interested in sharing, I thought it might be nice to find out where people were this morning, 10 years ago. It's odd - in a way - that it takes a tragedy of this sort for people to have a common bond - but there are few such dates/moments where everyone is able to share like this.
I was living in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago. I was at home, going into work late that day - about ready to change and walk over to the El for the daily ride downtown to my office across the street from the then-Sears Tower.
My mom called and told me to turn on the TV.
I watched a little bit but still headed over to the El. Everyone was silent, kind of looking at each other (usually people generally don't look at each other). I got off at the Quincy stop in the Loop, walked a block and saw most everyone starting up at the top of the Sears Tower. The word was out that a plane was "missing" and supposedly headed toward Chicago. (This proved later, thankfully, to not be the case.)
Cell phones were jammed at this time. I walked a block farther to keep a block away from the Sears Tower (a presumed target) and then went into my building - the entrance of which is probably 200 feet from the Sears Tower (so averting it made little sense). My co-workers were heading out - being told they were welcome to go home. I checked in with my boss - the only one in the office planning to stay - and went ahead and headed home.
As it turns out, five people from our NYC office - our HQ is a couple of blocks away from Ground Zero - were killed that day (one was on a plane, three happened to be in meetings at the WTC and another presumably killed by debris). I didn't personally know any of them.