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I can no longer be silent…

April 19, 2013

When I decided to start this blog, I swore to myself that the only posts I would write would be related to swinging in some way. Open, honest, thorough, maybe even funny at times … but very limited. I didn’t want to discuss world events, movies, or any such thing.

Then Monday happened. I had no intention of blogging that day, so I remained silent. I was riveted by the events in Boston, like most of America. I stared at the photos, cried for the victims, and thanked my lucky stars that I have people in my life who share love with me.

Only a week or so of blogging about the subject of swinging — in the midst of nearly completing a new short story, in fact — and I just sat here for days. Silent.

But I can no longer be silent, nor should I be.

What happened in Boston on Monday was horrendous. My heart goes out to the victims of this terrible event. I’m not going to broadcast my thoughts on the theories that are circulating the internet, but I will say this … there is a lot of hatred in this world, but luckily for us, there is much more love. In every bunch, there tends to be a bad apple or two.

But regardless of what you may have heard, one bad apple does not ruin the whole bunch. Instead, the good apples of this world will join forces to stand up against the bad ones. Evil will always be here. We cannot escape it. But it will also be joined by joy, heartfelt tears, resilience, and — above all — pure, unadulterated love. The terrorists, whether foreign or domestic, cannot take that away from us.

This is all I wish to say on the subject. I’ve said my peace and counted to three. Give me a few more days to collect myself and I promise I will return.

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