I try to keep things light and pretty around here, but given yesterdays events at the Boston Marathon it wouldn't feel right not acknowledging them. My heart is heavy and love and prayers go out to everyone affected.

In times like these, the only word I can use to describe my emotion is FEAR.

The kind you can't rationalize, or talk yourself out of.
The kind that is derived from hate, and at the hands of a monster.
The kind of fear that can take over your mind and follows you day to day.
The kind that makes you question mankind.

What kind of world do we live in that we have to fear our daily routines?

 I find myself avoiding the television and media.  Not because I want to live in a bubble and pretend things like these do not exist, but because the fear consumes me.  Am I the only one who feels this way? What kind of emotions come to surface in times like these for you?


  1. I can absolutely relate with you here Kristen. It is scary to know just how quickly things can change. I also feel sadness. The one comfort I have is seeing how many people ran towards the explosion to help those injured, instead of running away from it in fear. True heroes. God Bless.

  2. I feel a lot of hopelessness....like its just going to get worse and worse. ANd I feel sad for the world my daughter is going to live in. Its a harsh new reality. ANd I pray for all those affected by eysterday's events.

  3. It is a very scary time. Every time something like this happens I'm reminded of the amount of very sick, troubled, and soulless people out there. I agree with Tiffany though, at a time like this it is so comforting to see the amount of people who come together to help. There were so many selfless people out there yesterday.

  4. my immediate reaction was sadness. i started crying the second i started watching the news once i found out. events like this just make me so sad at the senseless loss of life and violence. i tried not to watch the news too much because then it just gets so so heavy, but i wanted to hear any updates. i really just want to live in a world where things like this don't happen and are not as common as they are today. too awful.
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  5. I don't blame you for not wanting to watch and for feeling fear. When things like this happen I get sucked into learning everything about the situation. I become so emotionally involved that I get overwhelmed with all the news stories, the tragic victims and everything involved with the situation. When the frequent news coverage slows down I find myself emotionally drained. But I'm learning to limit my daily news intake. There's only so much sadness, anger and frustration I can handle. My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the Boston bombings.

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