In August 2001, I was visiting New York with my two daughters and my husband. We were on our way to Toronto, where our eldest son was spending a year on an exchange programme. We went up the Twin Towers, of course. A month later, already back at home in Argentina, I saw the terrorist attack on TV. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Something like this had never happened before. Somehow, I had a similar feeling to way back in 1963 (I was 12 then), when then US-president John F Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dallas. Turning points, landmarks, unimaginable events that changed the course of history.
I would add now Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. I’m not talking about natural disasters, like earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, but of man-made catastrophes. Apocalypse now…

Buenos Aires Times, Sept 16, 2023

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