In the first scene, Carrie picks up a gorgeous New York snow globe — she shakes the globe up and looks into it wistfully, contemplating the decline of her relationship with boyfriend Aidan. The second scene is the closing one, again featuring the beautiful New York Snow Globe.
But I started searching nonetheless. Of course, the producers were unsure whether to include the snow globe scene after what had occurred, but despite removing images of the World Trade Centre from various other scenes, they decided to leave that one in as a more nostalgic image. That was it — I decided to order some kits from the States, and if nothing else, just have some fun and get a little creative.
I wanted to talk more with Jaimie about this snow globe, how she came to own it, and her experience of being a New Yorker during the heart-breaking events of September Jaimie kindly agreed, and following is a transcript of our chat. I was doing research online to find out more information about the New York snow globe, and I came across your post about how much the New York snow globe inspired you.
How long have you owned your New York snow globe, and do you recall how you came to own it, or where you bought it? I thought that was pretty amazing that we have something that was used in the show. I lived in upstate New York but visited the City often to see my relatives. Winter in New York is beautiful, but I sure do not miss shoveling snow!
I live in Arizona now and we never have snow here. New York is definitely a spectacular place to see. I would love to take my children to visit someday. Would you be comfortable telling me some of what happened in your experience that day? I watched as millions of people did on TV that day. It was absolutely awful. This day will haunt me for the rest of my life.
I was fortunate to not have lost any of my loved ones that day. I will remember the details of that day forever. I was home alone with my daughter, who was only a year old at the time. I was still asleep when the first plane hit, but my brother-in-law called and alerted me to what had happened.
I put the news on and we hung up the phone. A few minutes later, I saw the second plane hit the second tower. I was beside myself in worry and disbelief. Seeing what those people were suffering through was almost impossible to wrap my head around. When the first tower collapsed, so did I. My husband was in another state on a business trip.
This made things even more worrisome, because the attacks caused such trouble with travel he had difficulty getting home. I remember driving to work that afternoon and seeing a sky void of airplanes. At that moment, the reality sunk in and hit me that this was really happening.
We were sent home early from work to be with our families. I was waiting for another attack. I was scared because this was an attack on American soil, which had never happened before in my lifetime. The terrorists were blending in with the American citizens, and I thought that they might have more attacks planned.
I have been inside of the Twin Towers myself. My father worked there when I was a young girl. I had so many thoughts racing through my mind: What if we never moved? What if my dad was there at work? What if I had grown up and gotten a job there? I was in those towers on a field trip in the 8th grade. What if other children were there on a field trip? The victims were guilty of nothing but living their every day lives. Being attacked is never acceptable, but there is something so utterly sickening when the attack is made on the general public.
The towers were not a military institution. They were an icon. They were a symbol of so many things. The attack left them as one final symbol- perseverence. Even though we were hurt so badly by the attack, we persevere. We are still here, and we are still strong.
We have suffered setbacks of course, but the attack did not wipe us out or tear us apart. Jaimie, I want to thank you again for contacting me and for taking the time to talk with me about such a personal experience, and your New York snow globe.