Tonite, We Are Boston

boston_skylineThis is a short reflection as I watched the video of the horrendous, inhuman act that took place in Boston on Patriot Day in that city. The horrific injuries captured by cameras are already seared into my brain. The point I would like to make is look what we as a people do when there is a tragedy such as what happened in Boston this afternoon. I was edified at the amount of regular people that ran to the area of the explosion rather than away from it. They were doing what most of us would do when we see or hear someone in trouble, we help. Citizens of that great city opened their homes to the visitors from around the world who cannot get back to their hotels. The worst among us seems to bring out the best in us.  That is the hope, and there is always hope. We are Americans and Americans help.

Like all events like this rumors fly. Most of the rumors are false. Sadly, so far three people are dead, one of them an 8 year old boy who was probably standing and watching for a friend or relative cross the finish line of this country’s oldest marathon. To those who have died and their families and to those who were injured, our prayers, because that’s what we, as Americans, do.

and so it goes…

A little song, a little dance, a little coffee down your pants... 40 years in the high school classroom and now on my own. A chance to think about stuff and how it affects everyone, not just me. Now residing in Oregon volunteering for a refugee organization.

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