Heavy-hearted in Boston
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I am heavy-hearted today as many other of my neighbors in Boston are after such a horrific and unimaginable attack on the Boston Marathon. Of all the events in this great city - this one symbolizes all that is good in humanity. Not only from the act of willing oneself to run 26.2 miles of one of the most grueling courses, but many do this in an act to raise awareness towards multiple causes that do good in this world or even to remember a loved one. To have it end in this way or not even to be able to finish due to a bombing is too much to believe.
I am counting my blessings that all that I know are well while at the same time I realize that on any given moment I could have been there, or numbers of others that I know, out of the shear joy of supporting this wonderful event. Years ago, I used to live down the street from the finish line and frequently walked by to cheer and support.
I know this city will bounce-back because that is what we do but the reality of police with machine guns guarding our streets is a glaring difference from yesterday morning's commute. I feel for everyone and have compassion even for the perpetrators of this crime because I can't imagine being so lost that human life does not have value anymore. I feel for those hurt people. I feel for those they hurt and particularly those families of the three who lost their lives. I ask for forgiveness for us all and hope that we all find our way to peace and love, the ultimate healing.