Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory in Boston

Entrance to Boston Marathon Memorial

Entrance to Boston Marathon Memorial

The events during the past 24 hours in Paris have reminded us of the victory of one city to overcome terrorism, fear, and sadness.  That city is Boston, Massachusetts.  The city that one year after an attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon bolstered the strength of a community in facing those who seek to do us harm and tear at the basic fabric of humanity.

Everywhere we went in Boston during the week of the 2014 Boston Marathon, there were signs.  Signs of solidarity.  Signs of support.  Signs that Boston was indeed strong.

Row of daffodils in a Boston church window

Row of daffodils in a Boston church window

And so were we, those of us who were only in that city for a few short days.   We came away with a sense of pride and strength at the efforts of a people banded together, victorious over all that had transpired one short year before.

Sign posted on a restaurant marquee -- Boston, 2014.  Sign posted on a restaurant marquee -- Boston, 2014.

Sign posted on a restaurant marquee — Boston, 2014.

But man has much to ponder.  Much to consider. Much to take on with challenges around the world and right here at home.

Photo of Jim Miller who ran his 100th marathon in Boston, 2014.

Photo of Jim Miller who ran his 100th marathon in Boston, 2014.

Our hearts are with you — Paris and Boston —  and so many other places around the world. May we be victorious in our resolve to seek answers, and, in so doing, bond with one another to protect what we hold so dear.

 

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Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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13 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory in Boston

  1. I too haven’t seen the memorial in NYC yet…on the bucket list. As for Boston…the city is just grand and strong!

  2. Great take on the challenge. We humans are so resilient in the face of such evil.

  3. Tina Schell says:

    Absolutely – a wonderful example of a city that has triumphed over evil.

  4. Woolly Muses says:

    After Boston and now Paris…we need to cherish these victories

    • You are so right. We need to cherish victories. Bert and I head to NYC in December, and we want to see the memorial for 9/11. Will be very touching to see how New Yorkers have addressed their tragedy. Thanks for taking a look at our blog.

  5. jolynnpowers says:

    So glad you took time to remind all of us of our power of renewal and strength as humans .

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