Hi all –
I had meant to do a lovely update on the end of the Bowie challenge, a thank-you to Taracat for the Liebster award she gave me (thank you!) and a couple other things.
The events in Boston yesterday floored me. The world has changed again, and while what happened was truly awful with three dead so far, there was an AMAZING amount of good to be seen with people not only rushing into the smoke and debris but those who completed the race running another mile and a half to the nearest hospital to give blood. Whatever your religious or political affiliations here are the words of our President this morning:
“We also know this — the American people refuse to be terrorized. Because what the world saw yesterday in the aftermath of the explosions were stories of heroism and kindness, and generosity and love: Exhausted runners who kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood, and those who stayed to tend to the wounded, some tearing off their own clothes to make tourniquets. The first responders who ran into the chaos to save lives. The men and women who are still treating the wounded at some of the best hospitals in the world, and the medical students who hurried to help, saying “When we heard, we all came in.” The priests who opened their churches and ministered to the hurt and the fearful. And the good people of Boston who opened their homes to the victims of this attack and those shaken by it.
So if you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil — that’s it. Selflessly. Compassionately. Unafraid.”
To all of our friends in Boston our hearts are with you. I’m taking some time to shed some tears, say some prayers, hug my family and be quiet for now. Hugs to ALL.