As most of you know I live on Long Island. One of the contractors that my husband used invited us to attend a party on his yacht about 9 or 10 months after the 9/11/01. The problem for me was we had to walk right by where the Twin Towers once stood. I was disgusted by all the gawkers looking through any hole in the tarp that was put up over the fencing to prevent such behavior. I was getting a headache because of all the emotions I was picking up from spirits that felt lost, and upset. Several times I would side step someone or walk behind my husband to let someone pass or were just standing in our path. My husband asked what I was doing and I told him I was being polite and not walking into people. He looked at me quizzically and said what people, nobody was in your way. I couldn't believe it I must have looked like a kook. My headache was getting worse and I had to walk on the other side of my husband but kept my head down.
We walked to a private marina just past the rubble and found the right yacht. Our hosts welcomed us and joked that I already looked sea sick. I laughed and informed them I've never gotten sea sickness in my life and said I just had a bit of a headache. They offered me some aspirin or a drink. I said a drink would be nice and asked for a screw driver. After a few minutes the rest of the guests arrived and we had a very nice cruise up the Hudson and the party was great.
The next year we were invited again but chose to drive in and parked at the marina. We had a wonderful time because I wasn't so stressed. As we were returning to the marina the hosts told us that they had built an Arboretum that overlooked the site where the Towers had been.
After disembarking the boat we decided to visit the Arboretum. We weren't there that long because my husband is an exempt Volunteer Fireman and the loss of so many Firemen and women hit both of us hard. I was getting an oppressive feeling like we were in a crowd but there was hardly anyone there so I was glad to be out of there. As we drove out of the private marina I saw the spirit of the same woman I had walked around the year before. I wish I knew why she and the other spirits had not crossed over yet. I have been to Manhattan since then many times but never went to see the Victory Tower.