As I'm sure you've all heard by now, there was a potential terrorist attack at the finish line of the Boston Marathon today. As I write this, 3 people are dead and at least a hundred more are seriously injured. I am extremely lucky to be home safe and unharmed, and am even more thankful that all of my family members, friends and co-workers were not injured either. Trying to get home to my neighborhood of Fenway from my office in Harvard Square tonight was a challenge as all roads in and to the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood were closed off to cars. It was very eerie to walk home in silence on streets that would normally be filled with excited marathon runners celebrating their accomplishments with friends and family at the restaurants and bars. Although I know full well what happened, I still can't grasp that it's real or begin to comprehend why someone would want to cause harm to anyone on this annual day of joy and happiness in the city of Boston.
I had a blog post queued up for tomorrow but decided to hold off on letting it post; it just doesn't seem right given the current state of my city. My queued posts will resume as normal on Wednesday, but for now, I will pause and reflect on what happened here, and I hope you'll join me and do the same. I will also take this time to thank every single police officer, firefighter and EMT who works tirelessly to keep our beautiful city safe every single day. There's no other city I'd rather live in than Boston.