It’s hard to know what to say. My heart aches for everyone affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. When I heard about them, I fell into a spiral of feeling exactly like I did following 9/11 when I watched the Towers burn from my train platform.
Today many students on my campus looked stunned, worried. A lot of them come from the Boston area. I worked with one student who could barely hold herself together, and despite my efforts to get her to our crisis counseling, she refused, saying she had to just keep working and deal with her feelings later. While we worked together, she was getting texts from her sister, who had been evacuated from her school in the Boston area. It’s hard to be away from home during crisis. That’s what my student was feeling.
An amazing colleague ran the marathon, finishing not long before the explosions. I can only imagine how she will be affected as time goes on. But you know what she’s doing? She’s helping to organize a fun run near our campus as a way to heal and raise funds for One Fund Boston. I’ll be there. I’m sure all see a lot of my colleagues and students out walking and running, too.
Knitters and crocheters, you can read this post and donate some hand-crafted comfort to Krystle Campbell’s family.
This terrific Amy Poehler video is a good reminder. Sometimes we just need to rest our eyes.
And, Boston: this New Englander who has always loved New York best…she’s got you in her heart. Always.
Wishing you all a restful weekend.Read More