Boston, You're My Home

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.


Liz Michalski


  1. Rick Wilcox on April 16, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Respect due, respect paid.

    • liz on April 16, 2013 at 11:35 am

      That Texas salute means a lot, Rick. Thanks.

  2. Vaughn Roycroft on April 16, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Amen. That’s just wickedly awesome. What a terrific quote to recall. You and your wonderful city are in my thoughts today, my friend.

    • liz on April 16, 2013 at 11:35 am

      I know Tolkien lived through some terrible times himself, Vaughn. And thanks for keeping Boston in your heart.

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