Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yesterday's Tribute to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings

The above sign reads, "If you're gonna use a boat to escape, make sure it's in WATER, not in WATERTOWN!  
Photo by Marash Girl
Lightening the mood of yesterday's tribute to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the above sign is still affixed to the Watertown, Massachusetts, Post Office wall, less than a mile away from where the perpetrator of the marathon bombing was apprehended as he hid in a boat in the back yard of a house on Franklin Street, less than a half mile from the Charles River; the sign has been on the wall of the post office since  April of 2013.


  1. Friends: over the last 6 weeks I have been over saturated with the build up by the media's to the 1 year anniversary of what is now being called 4-15.
    I had first tried to ignore all the drama and hype and then even tried to transcend it, but I can't. Still how can I deal with the actions of two damaged souls, sons in a damaged family which sought surcease from a damaged part of our planet who could only finally and desperately endeavor to create the greatest damage they could conceive of. Yes, they were in pain, their family was in pain, their native land was full of pain and suffering and thus they only knew how to deliver pain to others; it was and became their only language.
    Still, after all, I do believe that Boston is stronger than a year ago. And though there may be more fear today than a year ago, and though some of the still raw damages might eventually heal, I hope we can tell the children now born and still to come that Boston is not just strong but now is stronger.

  2. Of interest: the Red Sox game played on 4-15-13 ended a half hour later than planned because the Red Sox blew the chance to win the game in nine innings. That was a long enough delay to keep 35,000 people from joining the crowds gathered to welcome the runners at the finish line.