Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Note from Boston

I have tried many times to write some kind of blog post about how the Boston Marathon tragedy effected me last week, and I just have not been able to.  How can you put into words the complicated emotions and utter heart break for the families and the victims of this senseless act?

Last week, as we sat in the airport waiting for our flight back home after
our trip to Washington D.C. to see Tom's daughter and to experience the beauty of the Cherry Blossom festival, we heard the horrific news.  I was glued to the television by our gate to see what had happened before our eyes on the streets of Boston.  A day that is usually filled with fun and celebration...

I think I cried all the way home on the plane.

Then this weekend,  I received an unexpected note from one of our customers.

"Dear Caron,

I received the new bowl today.  I love it!  You would not have known, but I was on the finish line of the Boston Marathon last Monday here in my home town, and was badly injured in the second explosion.  I had surgery in the ER, and am now on the mend.  The bowl brought me some colorful joy!

Thanks, and I hope to do more business with you in the future.


Once again, I was reminded at how connected we all are.  So humbled that he thought to reach out to me for such a simple thing...

I wasn't sure what to expect in Washington D.C., but I can tell you this; it was an amazing, and at times an emotional journey. Everything we did, and everything we experienced while we toured the city, the monuments and explored the museums, made me so proud to be an American.  In spite of all of our differences, (and there are a lot of those!) we are all part of such a grand, successful experiment.  Just look at how we've all come together to help the city of Boston... incredible.

We've (Tom and I) donated to, in hopes that our small donation can help the families so deeply affected by the tragic Boston Marathon event.  It's just a drop in the bucket, but I hope that it can help with all of the unexpected medical expenses for the injured. 

This is the bowl that our customer Tom ordered....

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