Apr. 15th, 2013

Surreal

Apr. 15th, 2013 07:21 pm
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This morning while walking to work I passed what looked like 20+ buses in a line slowly working down Cambridge street. Then I spent the next few hours closing two tickets and getting two others to needs_qa, and my wife texts me to call her. She had seen the news down in Texas while I had no idea. I bailed work at 3:30ish and walked home in a bit of a daze.

It's so weird today. The city keeps moving, but there's this ... thing in the air and on everyone's face. A lot of people didn't know and were doing normal touristy stuff, but you could quickly see the people who did know. A bit more obsessive over the cell phones than normal. Some folks hugging or holding each other.

12 years ago I lived far away from it and my first reaction was anger at being attacked. Today it was only about a mile away and I only feel sad for the people hurt and killed. Maybe it's the scale of it: thousands killed are so many it becomes abstract, especially if you don't know anyone from there. But Boston is different now, I really live here. We had marathon signs up for weeks already. It's not far away, it's my almost-home now. I'm sure I know a friend-of-a-friend who was hurt.

I think I will finish off my bottle of port in the bath now.

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