One Year On: Reflections on a Tragedy

As the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing approaches, the echoes of that day still swirl in this city and in our own memories, for on a day when evil was intended, a city sparkled more brightly than it seemed possible. And the tiny buds of kindness and hope that first shot through the darkness of that long, haunting day have long since flourished and spread, and taken root in this city and its hospitals. We are a community forever bound, not by the scope of the tragedy, but by the eloquent and seamless scope of our response.