Apr. 15th, 2013

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I watched footage of the Boston Marathon today, and flinched in sadness when the explosions went off. I saw that only one runner fell down at first, and people ran to help him up.

In the background, I saw more people running to help. People helping staggering runners get across the line because, yes, to finish mattered even when a bomb went off. The race mattered. The task at hand mattered to finish.

I'm teary with love and admiration for my fellow men and women today in the human race. Just about everyone ran toward the buildings, toward the smoke and fear and uncertainty. Were there more bombs? Could more go off at any second? Why yes, so let's go help people get out of there.

Going and helping. Not just running away and hiding, and pulling out guns looking for targets to shoot at.

Awesome. Finish your races. Help those who stumble. Help those who fall. Seek out those who need more help and can't ask for it. Imagine the pride a year or two from now for the runners jogging slowly toward the finish line. "Yup, I was there. The bomb went off, and I stumbled and fell, and skinned my knee. Then I got up and finished those last ten yards, and went to help out."

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