I moved to this city a decade ago and I have refused to leave.  Not for warmer shores, cheaper real estate or more bustling metropolises. I love this town, and anyone who knows me knows this to be true.  It has always quenched my thirst for the city life, the coastal breeze and a quiet safety in it’s smaller size I found enchanting instead of boring. I always said it was the perfect mix.  And then all of the sudden yesterday- the unthinkable.

We were attacked.  During one of most celebrated holidays special to our little New England state.  Senselessly, violently and without warning.  Bombs on our sidewalks.  I can’t believe it still as I type this.  BOMBS ON OUR SIDEWALKS. The kind of attack I have feared since 9/11. People (including a child) killed and others maimed and fighting for their lives.  Never mind the thousands of people who have made completing this marathon a life goal, something they worked so hard for for so long- stopped in their tracks;  turned away and made to run the other direction, for their lives.  It makes no sense to me, I feel violated on such a deep level. This just doesn’t happen in Boston.

Uneasiness pervades our lives today.  Sadness grasps our hearts. I am unsure what to do. I have no idea what to say.

It makes my faith in humanity waiver. It does, I don’t deny that. But mark my words, the darkness will not win.  IT WILL NOT. There are so many more good people then evil, proven yesterday by the wonderful examples of those running into the carnage to help.  Those offering up rides, jackets, food and their homes to those displaced.   We Bostonians will overcome this, and we will find who did it.

You attacked the wrong town, cowards.





  1. Two years ago my husband and I traveled to Boston from Denver. He ran the marathon that he worked for years to qualify for, and I watched proudly as he finished in the same spot that the bombs went off. It was one of our most treasured moments and most memorable trips ever. Thank you for expressing so well the feelings of myself and so many others who hold Boston so closely to our hearts.

  2. I love Boston. New Orleans loves Boston. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers… And yes, good will prevail!

  3. London Loves You Boston! To the families that lost their loved ones…we stand with you in solidarity! Boston was the first US city I visited! My heart weeps but I will stay strong. We Love You!

  4. Erin, I live in South-Africa, but your post actually brought tears to my eyes. My heart goes out to everyone in Boston. Be strong. Be brave.

    Lots of love from South-Africa.

  5. Hi Erin,
    I’m praying for everyone in Boston. I love that city! There’s nothing quite like it anywhere. The bombing did not just hurt Boston, it hurt all of America. My heart goes out to all of you, and know that we are all united together in this fight.

  6. The OKC Memorial Marathon is April 28th and I feel that most will not only be running to remember the lives lost here in 1995 but also for the people of Boston. We can’t let these horrible people change and affect us.

    We are thinking and praying for you in Oklahoma City.

  7. Erin love your bed. Please enter me in the bedding giveaway (King and brown (or would love for you to pick color :))
    Your are always an inspiration both with respect to your design and thoughts on the tragedy that occurred in Boston this week.

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