Sunday, August 18, 2013

Song-ography: Running Again

I always wonder how much news about the Marathon gets into the national media, because there are still stories most nights in the local news. 

Just this week, Forum Restaurant reopened. 4 months to the day after the blast went off in front of its doors. Up here, it's the last piece of the city to fall back into place. Another glimmer of the hope and strength this city has had in the last four months. 

It comes a month or so after the suspect appeared in court and filed a "not-guilty" plea. I get the justice system (mostly) and I respect and am grateful to live in a country with such a system, but that day, I was so mad. I get why he must be called "the alleged bomber" - but there is video, he confessed, he did it, he tried to tear my city apart...

But, he didn't. 

We're stronger than ever. We're Boston Strong. We're running again, and we're going to win. 

No, we have won.
Everybody's out on the run tonight...
baby we were born to run...

19 thoughts on the matter:

Adrienne said... {Reply}


Nicole Bryce-Sharron said... {Reply}

great post!

Lisa Advent said... {Reply}

This is a great post Tamar and the song fits. :) I don't watch the news but, I from Boston and I read about the recovery often. My Aunt lives just miles away from where it all happened. My cousin is a city cop. I have another cousin who works on the very same block. My parents grew up there. I love Boston - I feel alive and home when I go back. Yes! Boston is strong. Boston Strong - Gives me chills and great pride just to say it.

Danelle M said... {Reply}

I still see quite a bit of news about it on the internet, but not as much on television. And I can totally understand why you would be mad!

Sharon said... {Reply}

Goosebumps! Great post! Go, Boston!

Debbie said... {Reply}

WoW, this. is. perfect.

it's been 10 months since super storm sandy struck the jersey shore.....devistation remains, everywhere!!

we were shaken and stired!!

Deanna said... {Reply}

Beautiful thoughts about your wonderful city!!

Stephanie said... {Reply}

We're not that far away but we are still hearing about it on our local news. There were people in Portland who were affected by the bombing so the coverage continues.

Ida said... {Reply}

So happy to hear that life is returning to a much stronger state of being for your city. I am always amazed at the strength people have to overcome such tragedy. You did a great job with this song.

Susan said... {Reply}

Well said Tamar. I'm glad the city is soldiering on despite "not guilty". Geez.

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Just like most things unfortunately, big happenings fade in the media nationally when replaced by the next big happening. Hate that! It's like everyone moves on and forgets. So glad to see Boston is thriving. I had no doubt tho :). Thanks for linking up to Song-ography, and yes indeed..Boston was born to run!

Nancy said... {Reply}

We can't imagine how you feel unless we lived there too. Hope the healing continues.

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Perfect thoughts for the prompt, Tamara. I think many of us feel your frustration. The justice system can be hard to comprehend sometimes. Admission should equal guilt in this case. And the Rolling Stone cover? Ridiculous to make him look like a rock star.

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Ok, so apparently my autocorrect is no better than Starbucks! Tamara! LOL!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Great post for the song prompt! Great to hear too!!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}
This comment has been removed by the author.
tinajo said... {Reply}

Good and true post - will never forget that awful day. :-(

Nicki said... {Reply}

A powerful and brilliant post. I never had any doubt that Boston would stand back up and ROAR. It is a pretty kick-butt city like that.

I too know how the legal system works (married to a lawyer, siblings are lawyers, worked/work 20+ years as a paralegal) - even so, I am often scratching my head at the whole "not guilty" and "alleged" after confessions/video/non-circumstantial evidence of one's guilt. But we have a system that more often than not is 100% better than other judicial systems around the world.

Shoshanah said... {Reply}

I always think it's interesting when local news becomes national news. Or sometimes more interesting, when news you'd expect to become national stays local. I know national news does still tend to give updates of the trial, but besides that, the details of businesses reopening isn't getting coverage.