Boston, You're My Home
April 16, 2013 / /
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandolf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
Boston. I love you. You wicked tough, wicked cool, wickedly awesome city. To the people running toward the explosion to help instead of away, to the first responders, the doctors, nurses, police, to the residents offering cell phones and clothing and food and shelter to strangers, you give me hope. Because of you, when I talk to my children I can say “Look at the heroic deeds of so many!” instead of focussing on the evil actions of so few.
If we must live in such times, there’s no place else I’d rather be.
Respect due, respect paid.
That Texas salute means a lot, Rick. Thanks.
Amen. That’s just wickedly awesome. What a terrific quote to recall. You and your wonderful city are in my thoughts today, my friend.
I know Tolkien lived through some terrible times himself, Vaughn. And thanks for keeping Boston in your heart.