Last week’s prompt at Woven Dreams was Quiet Heroes.
On Monday, April 15th, the lives of people in Boston were changed forever, due to the senseless and brutal bombing at the Boston Marathon.
During the entire week, I (like so many other people) was riveted to the events unfolding in the Boston area. Yes, there were images and words hard to look at, to take in….the evil that permeated that violence is hard to believe. I read, I watched, I cried…
At the same time, there was so much goodness to witness, so many, many people who went over and above any “duty” or obligation to help. People who ran from the marathon directly to area hospitals to give blood, people who opened their homes to strangers in need, civilians who helped people at the scene not concerned with their own safety. And the first responders, the EMT workers, the police…the list goes on and on.
In a world seemingly gone mad at times, goodness will always prevail. We can’t let evil win, in all the ways that it can affect us, even from a very long distance. And so often that goodness wins, due to the heroic and selfless actions of the Quiet Heroes.
My heart goes out to every single person affected by the events in Boston and to all those quiet heroes who restored my faith in goodness, bravery and humanity, once again.