Honestly I don't know how I would have reacted to the tragedy that unfolded yesterday in Boston if I was there. Some people run away (can't blame them) and some people run back to help. Yesterday former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi and many other heroes in my book ran towards the bomb victims to help. It gives me a lot of hope in humanity that we are good people as a whole despite all the evil people who want to destroy our lives. Yesterday a nation came together on Patriots Day and showed the world that we will not let a tragedy in Boston destroy our wills.
Comedian/Actor Patton Oswalt summed it up perfectly...
“You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. [...] This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness. But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago. So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”
I've seen some of the gruesome pictures of dead people with limbs missing and I won't dare post them here. I don't even know how I had the stomach to look at them to begin with and it will always bother me that some gutless soul or souls would even think about bombing innocent people. It's disgusting and it will not be tolerated.
Prayers to Boston.