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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Date: 2013-04-16 05:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] iris
thousands killed are so many it becomes abstract, especially if you don't know anyone from there.

This is the reality of it. I'm glad you and your wife are safe.

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