Monday, May 6, 2013

Keeping our Humanity

There is a lot in the news lately about where the bomber that attacked the Boston Marathon will be buried.  One city has come out and said they hope the family does not ask as they will deny the request.  I am conflicted by this. The city in question was his home for 10 years. I agree that he caused great harm, harm that will linger in  bodies who will take years to heal. Many  will not be the same again.  He caused harm in lost revenues for businesses when the city had to essentially close down.  He harmed psyches  bringing fear to an event that has always been one of joy.

But he too was someones son, someones nephew, someone's husband.  For all he was, someone loved him and someone misses him. To deny a family a place for burial will mean that we lost more on Marathon Monday this year.  It means we lost our sense of humanity.