Last Sunday, I walked by what would be the finish line of the Boston Marathon. There were people from so many countries taking pictures in front of it. I knew I had to check it out that day because on Monday (marathon day) it would have been almost impossible to access the area.
Thinking back about the happy faces of the people that covered the streets that day, waiting to finally run the marathon or to support their loved ones who were running it, I would have never thought that 24 hours later something so horrific would ever happen in that same place. Boston, a peaceful city, home to students and people from all over the world (including myself), my home away from home, how could something this sad happen to you?
Today, I feel lucky to be safe and sound and to know that there are people looking after us. But, for those who had no chance to wake up today or who woke up without a loved one, I wanted to take some minutes of your time to ask you to send all of your positive thoughts and prayers their way, so that they can have the strength they need to get past this horrid event.