Friday, April 18, 2014

An open letter to my dear friends running Boston Strong

To my dear friends running The Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21, 2014;

Know that we love you.
Know that we admire you.
Know that you make us proud.
Know that we care for you.

Know that we run Boston vicariously through your strong legs, 
your sharp minds, 
your kind hearts, 
your indomitable spirits.

Know that we run Boston to honour those who lost life and limb.
to be strong,
to believe,
to reflect,
to cry.

You have run a thousand miles.
You have sacrificed time from loved ones.
You have trained in the cruelest of conditions.
You, my dear friends, you are strong.

Run like the wind.
Be strong.
Be Boston Strong.

Dance slowly.
Dance strongly.
Dance across the line and weep freely.
Dance a joyful dance.

You, my dear friends, you make us proud.

It's a good day to be alive.