04.16.13 Boston

I’m trying to wrap my head around this.

One minute, you’re standing watching the end of a race, celebrating a family member’s dedication and accomplishment. The next, you’re in the middle of a blast zone.

I normally write less is more posts on Monday night. Last evening, wading through news reports of the dead and at least 25-30 people having 1 or more limbs blown off – and I suspect the number of amputees will climb in the combing days and weeks, perhaps dramatically – any thoughts I had of writing something for today went by the wayside.

Keep the victims in your thoughts.

I can’t think of anything else to say.

4 thoughts on “Boston

  1. All I kept thinking was OMG! They’re losing their limbs! And I need to help them. Any newbie goes through the gambit of emotions and having someone who’s gone through it to help guide them is always helpful. I worry about so many aspects of this for them; do they have insurance, will insurance even cover this catastrophe, will they lose their jobs because they can’t get back to work right away, how are they going to fair financially in the coming months during recouperation, do they have any family/friend help at home, physical therapy, as well as emotional therapy, etc….? My big question is “how can I help?”

  2. I thought I was alone in those feelings of being an amputee wanting to help. I so appreciate your comment Cheryl. It’s completely understandable that you lost your train of thought,Dave. I suspect something sentient will come. It generally does. Keep up the good work and keep the words flowing.

  3. Cheryl & Shaun:

    Thanks to both of you for your thoughtful responses. I will keep less is more readers posted re. ways in which they can help. All indications are that the Boston Red Sox will announce a major fundraising initiative to help the victims of the blast when they return home to play Kansas City on Friday night. Stay tuned.

  4. Dave, I completely understand how you could be knocked for a loop by this senseless tragedy, but please, please, please keep writing. I lost my leg in an accident at an airshow about a year and a half ago, and I can’t tell you how much your words have meant to me. While I want you to keep writing for selfish reasons, I also know that your words gave me comfort knowing that I wasn’t alone in my experience, and I know that you can help these victims in the same way. Keep inspiring.

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