I am sick with grief over the bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday. When I got out of my 3pm meeting, one of my colleagues was looking distraught at her computer. She mentioned that there had been a bomb at the marathon and for the next two hours I couldn’t stop listening to the coverage.
Even now as I type this, I am tearing up again. I am so heartsick for the victims, the injured, their families, and all those affected by this tragedy. I am praying and sending positive thoughts and love to Boston and I sincerely hope all who read this can say a silent prayer or send a warm thought as well right now.
I am also truly sad for our world. I think the thing that made me ache the most yesterday was that people are doing this to other people. WE ARE HURTING EACH OTHER. Why? It is senseless and disgusting and unacceptable.
In a world torn apart by race, religion, politics, and money, in the heart of this terror, I watched the videos of the bombs going off and saw bystanders running to the aid of those who were hurt. Men climbed over the police barricades. Women used lanyards as tourniquets. Medical officials ran toward the bomb site, not away from it. There is still humanity and goodness in the world and for this I am thankful.
I thought about not posting today. I have no idea what to be saying. I am in shock with our country. And yesterday afternoon I watched in horror as the story behind the bombings unraveled.
I don’t know what to say. I don’t know how to explain what I’m feeling. But I am affected. We are all affected. I cried at my desk as I know many of you must have as well. I am writing only to say how truly sorry I am that this horrific event happened. I mourn for the state of our world that we are bombing each other. I pray for the victims, the injured, and for us all, that we may ban together to support Boston.
When there is no love left in the world we must strive to create it ourselves. We must love. What else can we do?