In the wake of the Charleston church shooting last week and with Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev back in the news, the world seems full of nothing but hate and intolerance, violence, and terror. But as families of the Charleston victims and the members of Emanuel AME Church know, as the bombing survivors and the citizens of Boston know, the world also holds forgiveness and love, strength and unity, and these are far more powerful than hate....more
Posts Tagged: Boston Marathon
Only once you’ve climbed the steep slope and emerged onto level ground do you begin to feel how much you’ve been hurting up till then.
Haruki Murakami, author of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, who has run thirty-three marathons in the past thirty years, is “a citizen of the world, who calls himself a runner.” At The New Yorker he shares his thoughts on the process of healing from the recent bombings and his daily tribute to Boston–going for a run....more
If you’re looking for a token of solace after the Boston marathon bombings, please check out Roxane Gay’s words if you haven’t already. And Thomas Page McBee reflects on ways to help when feeling helpless.
At the Guardian, Rumpus columnist Steve Almond comments on the histrionic attitude the media has taken on in the wake of the explosions, and wonders if “events such as Monday’s bombing can somehow morally enlarge us as a nation, can help us imagine the suffering of other people and our own duty to those people – wherever they happen to live.”
Boston.com’s Metro Desk eulogizes Martin William Richard, the 8-year old who was killed....more
Shortly after yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, my Twitter feed was thick with Bostonians seeking and sharing information: Copley station was closed, cell lines jammed, marathoners meeting on the Common. People wanted to know where it was safe to go, how to get home, how to find each other....more