Hard Days and Helpers (Stephanie Burgis)

I had a post all prepared for today, to fit the month's theme.

Then I saw the news last night. The pictures of Boston, the lives lost, the fear and injuries in a city that I love, a city where so many of my friends live. I went to sleep feeling numb.

Then I woke up to the news of the earthquake in Iran.

This is a late post, today, because for a long time, I didn't know what to write about. I didn't even know if I should write about anything at all or if I should just stay silent. In the end, this is what I came up with.

Today, I can't post about writing. Today, this month's theme (when bad things happen to good characters) feels too true-to-life, too painful to write about.

Today, this is all I really want to post, because it's something I've come back to again and again since I first saw it posted on Facebook a few months ago:

There are awful, awful images on the news today.

But there are also so many helpers, in both countries. And today, that's what I'm hanging onto.


  1. Thanks, Steph (and Mr. R). I'd like to think there is more good in the world than bad, more kind people than cruel, but it only takes a little evil to do great damage. Those who step in to help are the heroes in times of such tragedy.


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