I am in NYC right now at a yogurt shop on wifi and am watching the breaking news on the bombings that occurred today at the Boston Marathon. Above is a vine of one the bombs, yes “one of”.
I walked out of my meeting today near Times Square and got a text from a close friend warning me about the Boston bombings. I immediately checked twitter, facebook, and went online to do some research. As far as I’ve read, and it is 5:26pm EST right now, there are 2 dead and 23 injured. Other sources say 48 injured. Screaming. Blood. Severed limbs.
Here’s a link to CNN if you want to read more. I am warning you – there are some graphic images.
Ugh, I cannot tell you how deeply affected I am. I lived in Boston for a year and a half and it was here where I felt like I really started becoming one with Pilates. I remember teaching all over town…Boston Sports Club in Watertown…Equinox on Franklin…Cambridge…etc. So many people, so many good people, brought together from a love for fitness. I miss you guys.
My heart goes out to everyone in the city and any friends and family of the runners. I remember my first Boston Marathon experience a few years ago. Going to the expo, cheering the runners on – the whole city got excited for the event. People at work would take the day off and rally the racers on and have fun. It was a happy time for everyone.
Seeing images of blood, ambulances, and faces in agony…I just can’t shake this feeling of immense sadness.
I mean…who DOES THAT!? Where do you even find the evil in your heart to go out and put energy into HURTING SOMEONE? I think for a good majority of us reading the blog, we couldn’t fathom it either. It makes no sense to me. I try to live every day with positivity – my focus is to help make others feel good about themselves. I compliment when I can. I share when I can. I assist when I can.
I truly believe that the reason why I run into so many good people is because I make an effort to be nice too.
The people you interact with and how they respond to you is usually a reflection of you.
So to hear that someone would go about and plant SEVERAL BOMBS around the city on a day where we’re all supposed to celebrate hard world and achievement is simply DISGUSTING to me. I am so angry. I just can’t believe it. People’s lives are not something to toy with. And beyond that…the emotional damage that it causes to that person’s family and friends infects layers upon layers. Oh and it doesn’t even stop there. How will we feel safe signing up for marathons? Going to public gatherings? Meeting new people?
I mean, like even the meet up yesterday. It was such an amazing, energetic, vibrant experience. Imagine people not wanting to be a part of that because of things like this.
It’s evil. Pure evil.
I would like to point out however, that what comes around goes around. The universe doesn’t let things like this go “for free.”
Acts of this nature hurt our nation and the trust we have in one another. And trust is one of the most VALUABLE currencies we can exchange between people. It is what builds friendships. Everlasting relationships.
Once broken, hard to mend.
My heart goes out to everyone affected by this. I hope you are safe. Please text or call your friends in Boston. There are now a ton of police cars in Times Square where I am too. I am going to get on the subway soon to get back to my place.
Much love and let’s #prayforboston.