After learning of the horrific attack at the Boston Marathon yesterday, it quickly dawned on me that my dear friend Kate was at the event. I learned that she was OK, but less than a mile from the finish line before the bombings. Being a Bostonite and avid marathoner, the attacks particularly hit home for Kate- as it did for many of us.
Kate asked me to share with you her account of what happened yesterday and to implore you to focus on all the stories and images of good circulating the web. You can read more of Kate’s writing here.
We live in a smartphone world. You can order food, deposit checks, and stalk your ex all in one finger swipe. Unfortunately you can also access horrific images without even getting out of bed.
There are countless eyewitness accounts out there surrounding the tragedy of the Boston Marathon.
This is mine.
I wasn’t a registered runner but part of the bandit tradition. I waited at the light at Chestnut Street and Comm Ave. to join (more…)