Helpless. Confused. Terrified. Lost. These are some of the feelings swimming through the veins of the witnesses and victims of the tragedy that hit Boston today. It’s horrifying that someone or some people out there thought that they were justified in doing what they did and as a result causing a chain reaction of hurt and pain to travel throughout such a fearless town and beyond.
However, we can’t change what happened, we can only grow from it and always keep crystallized in our minds those that don’t get another chance at experiencing the world around us. It’s painful to lose someone or see a love one in pain. It’s natural to feel anger and hatred towards those who have cause this tragedy to come about but the key is to not lose ourselves in that hatred or we lose all that we stand for.
I’m not saying that they don’t deserve justice, for they do but I’m saying we can’t compromise who we are as people for it. Those who no longer will be able to share the wonders around us with us wouldn’t want us to waste away pinning for revenge. They’d want us to live. They were all amazing and wonderful in their own ways and it’s horrible that our time with them was cut so short.
Yet, if there’s one thing I’ve learned about people throughout the years, it’s that in times of great pain and distress we unite and help put back together the pieces that broke with the unexpected impact. No one is left alone to drown in the grief that comes with mourning. We are one world, which should stand untied not divided by political games and power plays. In the end, we’re all just people.
We can make a difference for the better and come out of this smoke and dust stronger and wiser then we were before. We hold the power to change the world, we just must remember that life is like a sugar cube, it crumbles so easily but never should we fear tasting it.
My heart goes out to all those affected and hurt by this tragedy. Know that you are not alone.