Boston and the World Rise Above Terrorism

boston-marathon-bombingTraditionally, the third Monday of April is called Patriot’s Day in New England.  It is a right of spring in this part of the country.  The spring thaw, though not yet completed, is well underway.  The chirps and calls from endless varieties of birds fill the soundscape of the early morning and as people begin their day, they know this day will be a little warmer than yesterday.  Baseball season has begun and people are filled with reasons for new optimism.

Patriot’s Day means the running of the Boston Marathon.  Another annual footfest of self-discipline and endurance, of challenging one’s self and fighting a physical and emotional battle from within.  It means there are goals to be reached and obstacles to be overcome.  It has the three elements of every good story; man versus man, man versus nature, and man versus himself.

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