I will say a prayer for you today Boston.

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This is not a day for a frivilous post about food, drinking, ranting or raving. It’s not a day for being all funny and goofy. I had other posts ready but decided that with the recent events to put up a more somber and respectful article expressing my thoughts on what just had occurred up in Boston.

I have seen and been through a lot during my life on this green planet that we call home. Yesterday started out as a beautiful spring day. No one could have foreseen what was about to take place at what should have been a joyous occasion. What started off as a day of celebration in Boston for Patriots Day and the Boston Marathon turned into utter chaos and tragedy. As the events unfolded before our eyes we all were again faced with the stark realities of terror, and the world we all now reside in. I have now seen this all too often. We all have. When will it end? Why does this keep happening? Is there any way we can really fully prepare for this in the future? There are no true answers to these questions. All I know is that we all have seen and experienced enough of this sadness.

This is yet another tragic day in American history. In world history. We must all stay strong and be resiliant yet again. We must not give in to the fear of terror and hate, but rise above it. Whether you are a religious person or not, say a prayer if you feel up to it for those who were affected by yesterday’s attack on human dignity. So many people were hurt, maimed, and even killed due to these senseless actions of someone or some group whose sole purpose was to inflict pain and hurt on our people. On our country. On our collective pshyche.

Yet, in the face of the unknown it was heartwarming to see so many people rushing to the aid of the injured. In the videos of the attack you can see those running towards the blast sites to help and try to save others. I truly believe there are many more people out there that are inherently good, and far outweigh the number of those who are evil. My faith once again was shaken yesterday, but seeing this actually made me realize that evil can never truly win. It can shake us to our core, but our faith in the human race will always be there in good times and bad. We must never give in, or give up. It is who we are as people, and I know in the end we will always reach out to help and comfort one another.

Yesterday’s tragedy totally overshadows the petty differences we have between our competitive cities of NY and Boston. It’s much more than sports events and rivalries. We are all American citizens. We are all as one. We are all brothers and sisters. We are all human beings. Let’s not forget that fact as we all try to move forward and make sense of this. My heart is with you today Boston. There will be a lot of healing to be had. Many will need constant comforting and reassurance. Some will never get over it. Some will never be the same. In the end though we must not let fear and evil win. We must stand strong not just as a nation, but as people side by side.

I will say a prayer for you today Boston. I will say a prayer for those who died, and those who were injured. I will say a prayer for all of us. I will say a prayer for humanity.

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38 Responses to I will say a prayer for you today Boston.

  1. Thanks for lighting such a beautiful lit candle of prayer to all those involved in the Boston Marathon tragedy Phil.
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    • filbio310 says:

      Hello Peggy,

      Thank you very much for reading, and commenting. I am pleased that you appreciated what I wrote regarding this tragic event. I just felt in my own way this was a little something to help. It’s nice to see many others felt the same way, and have similar feelings and emotions over what happened.
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  2. Jean
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    This was beautiful. That was horrible to watch on tv and the images we saw–but seeing the video of people running to help others, well, that was heartwarming. Good does exist.

    Poor Boston. 🙁 I love your posts about food and humor, but this was very tasteful. Nice one. The city and its people are in my thoughts.
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    • filbio310 says:

      Hello Jean,

      Thank you very much for reading, and commenting. I am pleased that you appreciated what I wrote regarding this tragic event.

      I just felt it was right to put up a post such as this, as my heart was not into being funny on that day. I needed to convey my feelings on what happened, and glad it seemed to touch a few others out there.
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  4. GK Adams
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    Beautifully written, thus the reason I come here. You took the words right out of my mouth. I was unable to put anything together because I was left speechless.
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    • filbio310 says:

      Hello GK,

      Thank you very much for reading, and commenting. I am pleased that you appreciated what I wrote regarding this tragic event. I just wrote what I felt in my heart. I think we are all getting too used to seeing these kinds of tragedies. I am still sick over it.
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  5. John Walker
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    I am in the process of blogging about this latest atrocity myself and I’m in complete agreement with you.
    This is an outrage!
    WHY? For the love of God, WHY did this happen???
    Thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and friends.
    May justice be served swiftly on the guilty.
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  6. Kate
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    Well said.

    Kate x

  7. I’m with you.
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  8. Tree
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    Beautifully written post, Phil. So sad to see another tragic event here in the states. 🙁 My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy.
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  9. Lauren
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    Beautifully stated, Phil.

    It’s horrifying to watch the video of the attack and hear the survivor’s stories. True evil infiltrated Boston yesterday without a thought or care, intent on inflicting human suffering, maiming and murdering innocent bystanders there to enjoy a day with family and friends.
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    • filbio310 says:

      Hello Lauren,

      Thank you very much for reading, and commenting. I am pleased that you appreciated what I wrote regarding this tragic event. The world now is so much different from when I was a kid. We went to the movies, the mall, and events without ever worrying something like this would happen. So sad.
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  10. Yes it is very sad. And seeing how badly innocent people got hurt, it’s awful.
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  11. Nina Gray
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    First we had world war one, after which the world sobered down and we had some peace for a few years until evil started raising its head again until world war II .
    Now I can see the molten lava rising again rapidly for another monstrous eruption. It is a vicious cycle, Phil.

    If there is a miracle to prevent something ghastly happening again, I really hope and pray it works.
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  12. The Guy
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    That is a very fitting tribute, well said Phil.

    It is indeed a sad time and prompts us all to reflect due to the action of a missed guided individual/group of individuals. I can only thank God that there were not more casualties.

    Such events close to home for many of your readers just highlights how devastating these bombs can be. When we hear of such actions in Iraq or Pakistan we often struggle to put it into context as it is low profile news. Yet in each case many innocent, decent people suffer. Wherever it maybe, terrorism is destructive and not a platform to progress.

    All of us must win this fight of just and right over dogma and narrow minded views.
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  13. iancochrane says:

    Nicely put Phil.
    A shocking event for all of us.
    Cheers, ic

  14. Carica
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    Hi Phil,

    This is a really nice piece you have written. I, along with everyone else, was completely confused & hurt by such senseless tragedy, but I am going to believe like you: “I truly believe there are many more people out there that are inherently good, and far outweigh the number of those who are evil. ”

    xoxo
    Carica
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  15. Pamela
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    Well said and beautifully written. Were you living in NYC 2001? There must be a unique type of fear that lies in the hearts of those people that were living in NYC when we were attacked on September 11, 2001. On April 15, 2013, Bostonians became part of the same franchise, so to speak, as New Yorkers and the registered trademark is terrorism. The patent of terrorism gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “all rights reserved”. Thanks Phil, for yet another great article. God bless Boston, God bless the USA, and God speed to you my friend.

    • filbio310 says:

      Hi Pam,

      Thank you very much for reading, and commenting. I am pleased that you appreciated what I wrote regarding this tragic event.

      Yes, I have been here in the city since 1997. Floods, blackouts, and attacks – I have been through it all. It is something we all carry with us now, and think about it every day. Thanks for the love.
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  16. Kristin
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    Coming to you from the North East Bloggers group – what a kind post 🙂 I am a native New Yorker turned MA resident after going to college here. Such a hard couple of days – if you haven’t seen it yet check out the National Anthem from the Bruins game last night. Amazing.
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    • filbio310 says:

      Hello Kristin!

      Thanks for dropping by my blog! Thank you very much for reading, and commenting. I am pleased that you appreciated what I wrote regarding this tragic event.

      I saw that on tv and it was amazing. We are all Americans and human beings first and this showed how people can come together. I hope they catch who did this very soon.
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  17. Well said, Phil. Boston is like New York’s dorky little brother. We’re the only ones that are allowed to pick on him.
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  18. Lisa says:

    Very nice Phil! It’s just heartbreaking.

  19. So true Phil. We must never ever give up hope, and we must never allow evil to overcome us. Wherever we are in this world we must continue to fight against all those who use force, intimidation, evil and violence to get their own way.
    This whole week has been hell, for want of a better word. One minute the Boston marathon bombs, then the next thing it was the Texas ‘plant’ explosion, then back to Boston again for another incident. Not to mention all the things that we don’t get to hear about. My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected and I pray that no further deaths come from it.

    It’s one thing coming together as a community when tragedy strikes but we must all keep up the community spirit afterwards too. We can stand together against those who try to take our freedom and liberty. Great Post Phil.

    • filbio310 says:

      Hello Rum Punch,

      Thank you very much for reading, and commenting. I am pleased that you appreciated what I wrote regarding this tragic event.

      It was good to see everyone coming together to apprehend these terrorists. Let’s hope we don’t see another incident like this for a long time.
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