September 11

On this date, the streets are always full of people. It is the Catalan independence day, and what used to be celebrated is now full of anger and hope and demonstrations.

On this date, terrorists took down the World Trade Centers in my country and killed 3000 innocent people.

On this date, I count the age you would have been. Today is your birthday. I never thought I could miss someone so desperately and for so long like I miss you. I wonder what we would be doing, how we would be together, where our love could have gone.

I think about how I would have celebrated you. Until I can’t anymore.