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  • amandapalmersee you all in five minutes.

  • sssfallenangelThats right!
  • nessabro_yukon#yes
  • brookemanolisThis is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for this. it's much needed.
  • spacenessamanda, thank you for seeing us through this. stay strong, everyone. ♡
  • bayleebaileyWhy aren't people like this every day? There are acts of terrorism every. single. day. There was bombings last week in California. But it wasn't broadly televised so no one cared. Except the family and loved ones of those involved. In my opinion ... our hearts and thoughts should go out to all people. Every day. Not just when the horror is made apparent by news broadcasts. You are all in my thoughts. Always. Yesterday, today, tomorrow and always.
  • kaitracontraryYou are truly an inspiration.
  • lizhuston@bayleebailey I couldn't agree more. Thank you putting it so well. ❤
  • dc_cardwell@lizhuston Well said, @bayleebailey . It's just a fact of life that when it's more newsworthy it feels closer. I often wish we could all be as distressed and affected by the frequent bombings and deaths in Afghanistan or Pakistan or anywhere else. But we couldn't live like that every day because it's also our duty to be happy and bring joy to people - to our children, to our brothers & sisters. I grew up in tiny Northern Ireland when there were senseless, awful bombings and killings nearly every day, but you could only devote a certain amount of time to grief and sorrow. To give up living a full life is to give in to the killers, to those who don't hold all human life dear. Something like the Boston marathon is created to be shared with the world, through the media, as an event to celebrate life, and in that respect it IS close to home for many of us, even if we live far away. I think it's good to reflect on why we react differently than to other acts of violence around the world, and we must search our hearts to make sure we're not racist or unfeeling. But, at the same time, we shouldn't feel guilty about it, and @amandapalmer does a good thing when she uses her reach to make us think more clearly, and to help bring us together in grief.
  • lizhuston@dc_cardwell you are an amazing human. Thank you for your perspective. Much respect~
  • isabella_mellaAGREED!
  • jordan_bayne@dc_cardwell i feel these things as well
  • marieke_92True! (Except for the terrorists that did this :( right?)
  • al_win_As much as I love the words you put together, I am quite saddened by our thoughts of it all. It takes an attack and tragedy to remind us that we are human first. Quite sad when we are needed to be reminded of what we should NEVER forget it.
  • hathlov@batfiend I thought the exact same. Australia are sending you all love.
  • tietmanelYesss!!!!
  • alexkintzle@bayleebailey how can I care if I don't hear about. I live in the Midwest and you expect me to know everything that goes on everywhere that isn't reported on any sort of media? That's unrealistic, had I known/heard about it I would be feeling just the same as I do now. Just saying...
  • bubbles11173@dc_cardwell I live in northern Ireland and yes I still feel affected by the past. Its true that once an atrocity is widely broadcast that is only when people react and other countries are overlooked. Maybe Boston will make everyone think and care about what happens in the world not just on their own doorstep. We have the Belfast marathon in the next few weeks never mind the London one soon so this has made the uk hold our breath.
  • bubbles11173@dc_cardwell I live in northern Ireland and yes I still feel affected by the past. Its true that once an atrocity is widely broadcast that is only when people react and other countries are overlooked. Maybe Boston will make everyone think and care about what happens in the world not just on their own doorstep. We have the Belfast marathon in the next few weeks never mind the London one soon so this has made the uk hold our breath.
  • thrivethI would love to see this posted everytime another drone kills three civilians in Pakistan.
  • rayray515👍👍
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