Hi friends. I know it's been awhile. I've been consumed with the build out for the studio, amongst other things.
Today was a bad day. What has always been known as an incredible accomplishment and event, The Boston Marathon, will be remembered by many as the day alot of people got hurt, some people were killed, and a whole lot of people lost faith in humanity.
I am seeing alot of things on Facebook and Twitter about how we should be focusing on the "light" - the people who were rushing to help (incredible by the way), how one sick + twisted person shouldn't shape our opinions on the billions of amazing people that fill this earth. This is all very true. I think it's great to encourage this. We must not lose faith when sometimes it's all we really have. And I am usually one to always weigh on the side of optimism.
But I'm mad.
We shouldn't be glued to our TV's yet again, unable to peel our eyes away from the horrific scene. I felt the same way today as I did when 9/11 happened. When Sandy Hook happened. Unable to stop watching. So I didn't stop.
We shouldn't be having to jump on social media, frantically checking to see if friends we have at the marathon are okay - have they posted to let everyone know they are safe? But I did check. My dear friend's Mom was running today. As were 3 other wonderful people that I know. We have friends that live in Boston. We have friends whose families and friends live there. I was sick to my stomach all day, thinking of them. I can't imagine what their parents, siblings, wives, husbands, and kids were going through upon first hearing about the explosions.
We shouldn't have to question if it's going to be safe to attend a major sporting event, or visit a major city. But now we do.
I'm mad that such simple things in life are no longer safe. It honestly makes me question if I really do want to bring kids into this world. I am paranoid enough over my friends and family. It's a scary place out there, and it seems to just be getting worse. To think of all those people, at the race - the runners, the people there cheering them on. What a major accomplishment to run on Marathon Monday. What an inspirational moment. What a tragedy.
My heart goes out to everyone effected by today.
If you are someone like me who instantly wants to help and heal, but aren't really sure what you can do, I encourage you to start being an active blood donor. Obviously we never know when someone's life may need saving.