Terrific piece Nancy. As usual, you are doing your part and setting an example. I too had several friends either running or attending at the finish line, or had just left the finish line, or were heading towards it to cheer on a friend...just before the blasts. Spent hours checking Facebook, calling and texting, wondering who I was forgetting. I think everyone I know has been to the marathon at some time...and some I know run it. To me, that meant anyone I know could have been there and several were. It makes it all so personal and more disturbing. Once I knew everyone was safe, it got better seeing the overwhelming number of acts of heroism and kindness brought to bear by the people of our town. That's right, "town". I always think of Boston as a big town with all it's neighborhoods. One big, friggin' Mayberry, R.F.D. So good to see everyone doing the right thing and helping each other. Tears of worry, turned to tears of joy. Patton Oswalt wrote a brilliant and moving piece. Look it up if you haven't seen it. The best message in it was that for every lunatic, there are tens of thousands of good people to answer the dark evil with light and kindness. Boston Strong is the mantra of the week. It means what we are AND what we'll be even more from this - STRONGER!.
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