Boston Marathon Bombing: What Can We Focus on In The Aftermath?

The outpouring of love and support in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings helps keep the faith in humanity.
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It’s impossible not to watch and read coverage of the horrible events at the Boston Marathon yesterday, especially as details unfold. My heart breaks when I read about Martin Richard, the 8-year-old little boy who lost his life yesterday, while his 6-year-old baby sister lost a leg and their mom underwent brain surgery. At least two other people have died, and over 100 others are injured, some critically, many losing limbs.

My Facebook feed is full of people’s reactions to the terrible news of the bombings, but, amazingly, so much of it is focusing on the positive — the bravery of first responders, the offers of help, the inspiring stories, and, above all, the insistence on faith in humanity, the refusal to let a dark, dark act take the light away.

This, for example, is probably the most beautiful, poignant and terribly heartbreaking photo being shared:


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