What happened yesterday is an absolute tragedy.
Thank you all for the concerned phone calls, texts, tweets, emails and Facebook messages. I was on Boylston Street not far from the finish line, felt and saw the bombs go off, but thankfully was safely in a building. We were evacuated, and all my friends and family members are safe. So many others weren’t as lucky; let’s keep the victims, their families and friends in our thoughts and prayers.
When things like this happen, you can’t help but wonder what the hell is wrong with people. But look to the first responders, the outpouring of support in the aftermath of the explosions, the overwhelming display of love for Boston and the victims of this tragedy, and you will see what the hell is RIGHT with people. I adore this city and have no doubt that the 2014 Boston Marathon will be an unbelievably moving display of community and love. And that’s how we make sure those who do such evil things don’t succeed—by stopping the cycle of hate that can be so easily born out of tragedies like this, and focusing on loving and supporting each other.
I love you, Boston.
For anyone looking to help, here are two of the many ways to get involved and show your support:
- The One Fund: Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino just announced the formation of this fun to help the people most closely affected.
- Run For Boston 4/17: Any time tomorrow, gather some friends (or go solo), wear blue or yellow, take a picture with a “Run for Boston” sign and post it to Facebook page provided in the link to show your support.