Today, there were explosions at the Boston Marathon. The story is still developing, but there are numerous photos and videos making their rounds online. There’s a lot of blood, missing limbs and it honestly just breaks my heart into pieces.
Here is an article from CBC Community. Real-time updates of the explosion and aftermath. It is pretty graphic and terribly sad, so please be warned.
Like most of you, tragedies like this really get to me. (When the Sandy Hook school shooting happened, I went into a little bit of a depression and cried for days.) I know this seems a little off-base on the blog, but if I can’t talk about what I’m feeling and what matters, then what’s the point, right?
Anyway, I imagine there are a lot of people out there that are feeling the same way I am. I am terribly sad about this and I haven’t stopped crying for the past hour. I don’t think anyone’s claimed responsibility yet, but I don’t even feel like that matters right now. I just feel so horrible and sick and that I can’t believe we live in a world with so much evil. This kind of news really gets to me. It straight up messes me up.
But there’s little we can do about it. As far as I know:
- If you’re in the Boston area, you can donate blood to Red Cross.
- You can also donate funds to Red Cross.
- Boston.com has posted numerous ways for people to help!
Saw this on Twitter today and it has made me feel better. Thought I should share because it’s an extremely powerful and positive message. Hopefully will help even just a little bit, if you experience this type of depression like I do.
If you have a positive message you want to share, please don’t hesitate to share in the comments (or tweet/email me). Thanks.