United

I’m one of those people who copes with tragedies by soaking up as much information as I possibly can until it becomes too much. With that being said, it seems unnatural to create a post as if nothing has happened.

I don’t have a poetic story or essay to share about Boston. I’m just incredibly sad. For the city of Boston. For the marathoners. For their supporters. For our country.

We come together once again to mourn and question why another senseless attack has left a wake of emptiness inside many.

And while it’s easy to join together in the coming days, weeks and months, it inevitably fades away until we are outraged by another tragedy.

As we celebrate the selflessness and heroic efforts of the first responders, volunteers, runners and bystanders that headed into the smoke to help those in need, I can only hope I remember this time. It is easy to come together in the onset of such situations, but it is continuing that feeling of fervor for our fellow citizens that is the challenge. Maintaining this generosity and care for our country will make us not look stronger, but become stronger.

President Obama said, “Today there are no Republicans or Democrats, there are just Americans united in concern for our fellow citizens.”

Shouldn’t that be the case everyday?

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