One month ago today, the unthinkable happened on Patriot’s Day in Boston. I don’t have any wise words today, just some images of the memorial in Copley Square. Sneakers, hats, flags, and words from near and far. I was up there two weeks after the bombings to photograph a wedding–it was nice to be up there for a happy event–but not easy to forget how raw the tragedy of April 15th was to the entire community.
While taking these photos, I looked up at the Boston Public Library. It’s a building that I know well–I even taught Tufts undergrads about the history of the building. But one inscription jumped out at me–FOUNDED THROUGH THE MUNIFICENCE AND PUBLIC SPIRIT OF CITIZENS. That spirit is certainly alive and well. Thinking of you today, Boston.