On Grief, Compassion, and Brewing…

Yesterday the unthinkable happened, and nearly 200 souls were injured physically, 3 left our world, and many more thousands have been scarred emotionally.  Boston was under fire.  Explosions rang through.  Chaos insured.

For me it was surreal to imagine the scene in a town I used to call my 2nd home.  A town where I have roamed the streets, biked, worked, loved.  A town where I used to walk for miles, on the very places where the explosions were heard.  My best friends still live there, they still roam the streets.  And thanks to the selfishness and hurt of an individual or a few, thousands now suffer by their hands.

I received an email from a dear friend.  The body of the email was empty the subject simply stated “Well that was awful”. I suppose that about sums it up, and that is all she could manage or really express.  And sometimes we just need space to send it out into the world that yes, what happened was so very awful.

The lighter side is that the good people of Boston have been rallying, offering up houses and love and meals to feed the soul.  And thousands have said “YES!  I will help!” and thousands more have said “yes I will take it”.  Love crushes the darkness.  Love conquers all.

That very friend who emailed me and I have been working together on something behind the scenes.  We’ve been working on a project about compassion and reflection and figuring out ‘ the ‘why’ we do what we do.  And today seems like as good of a time as ever to divulge this, because it is becoming so inordinately clear to us that right now the world needs compassion.  Needs businesses that bleed compassion, people who love one another wholly, and people who really think hard on the why and how of helping one another.   So we are brewing.  We are grieving.  And we are building a vehicle for a better world.

So I ask you, what are you doing to make our world better?  Safer?  More full of love and compassion?  And if you don’t do it, who will?

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