\"\"

The Boston marathon bombing - absorbing the horror in my home city from 3,000 miles away

\"\"

At the same time, federal and state authorities are trying to ascertain who is responsible for the explosions.  Some people are looking either to the Middle East or to potential domestic sources of terror and assigning blame.  Immigrants are already being scapegoated in certain quarters.  I certainly understand the rage, but it’s too early to be assigning blame at this stage, whether reasonably or unreasonably, for me.  I’m still numb.

I greatly appreciated President Obama’s words last night.  In an address to the nation, he stated that “Boston is a tough and resilient town.  So are its people.  I’m supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move forward as one proud city.  And as they do, the American people will be with them every single step of the way.”

I know in my head and in my heart that the president will be proven right.  Right now, however, as a Bostonian writing from 3,000 miles away, it doesn’t feel like anything will ever be the same in the city I love so much.  I wish I was there.      

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: