Sunday, April 21, 2013

Boston Strong



I have too many conflicting thoughts and emotions right now to adequately address the horror, the shock, the heroism, the catastrophic events of this week in Boston.

I have pride in my city. I am in awe of the courage and heroism of so many people--ordinary citizens, law enforcement officers, doctors, neighbors, runners. Extraordinary events unfolded this week. And I don't think we will ever be the same.

But I will say this. And I believe this with all my heart. There are evil people in this world who cause unspeakable horror. But there are many more people with courage, with integrity, filled with goodness and kindness and love.

And that gives me hope.

I would like to thank all of my friends and colleagues and on-line pals who checked in with me to make sure my family was safe, to let me know that they were thinking of me and praying with all of Boston. It made a world of difference, and reinforced my belief that there is much more goodness in this world than evil.

Boston Strong!

Penelope





8 comments:

lemonverbenalady said...

I thought about you every day in this ordeal, but at the same time because I lived there, I was brokenhearted for the people of Boston. I'm glad to know you and your family are safe and that Boston's Strong! xo

Tasha Brandstatter said...

I agree, Penny! No matter what bad things happen, people rise to the occasion with nobility and heroism. It was a crazy week for y'all and I'm glad you and your family are safe.

Penelope said...

Thank you, Nancy. The city is slowly healing, but this has been a pretty big trauma for everyone. Thank you for thinking of us!

Penelope said...

Hi Tasha. There were so many inspiring stories of heroism this week, but I still feel broken-hearted.

Jessica said...

Here here, Penny.

Julia Barrett said...

We will always check on you. We love you and we love Boston.

Penelope said...

Thank you, Jessica.

Penelope said...

Thanks, Julia! xoxo