Moving forward. As a city, we are going to discover exactly what that means. Everywhere people are saying, "life goes on." And it does, even if it feels almost sacrilegious for it to do so. So I pulled myself off the couch, started up my dye pots again, and stepped out of the house with a little less fear. I went to Seed Stitch and picked up some Shibui for a new pattern. All I can think to do to comfort myself is make things, I truly find healing in the process.
My usual knitting group was there, everyone with pain in their eyes. All of them clearly wanting to pretend things were normal again. The "how are yous" were met with "well, you knows." How long before someone says "good" again?
Yesterday, I stood on the roof at 2:50 to honor the city-wide moment of silence. A city united through pain and heartbreak, but perhaps also through a bit of hope. We will never forget, but we've pulled together and we will rebuild.
If you want to donate directly to relief efforts, here are a few links:
One Fund Boston - general relief fund
Karen Rand - friend of deceased Krystle Campbell. One of the less publicized fundraisers.
Bucks for Bauman - victim Jeff Bauman, the man in the iconic wheelchair photo
Richard Family Fund - To support the injured family of deceased 8 year-old Martin
Celeste & Sydney Recovery fund - victims Celeste & Sydney, mother and daughter
Patrick and Jessica Downes - Patrick and Jessica, newlyweds
Jacqui, Paul and JP - Two brothers who lost a leg
Recovery for Liza - victim Liza Cherney
Recovery for Brittany - victim Brittany Loring
Ann and Eric Whalley - husband and wife
Remy Lawler - Remy was at the Marathon with Jeff Bauman
Adrienne Haslet - the dancer who lost her foot
The White Family - an injured family of 4