Dear Boston

Dear Boston,

I moved to East Coast almost one year ago.  As a Texas girl I was overwhelmed by your ways.  Your driving, your accent, and your obsession with sports really through me for a loop.  I soon learned to drive like you, how to properly pronounce Worcester and I even bought a Red Sox shirt.  You’ve grown on me.  The history within your great city is bountiful.  Your people, although crazy drivers, are kind, considerate and helpful.

 My fiancé works a short mile from the bombing.  It being Patriot’s Day, he had the day off and got home one hour before the explosions.  I’m so sorry that some cruel individual harmed you yesterday.  Too many hurt and killed for selfish reasons.  I am sorry.

But after knowing you for this short time, one thing is quite clear.  You are strong.  Your people hardworking, confident, and resilient.  You will overcome this.  What happened yesterday was a terrible tragedy but what will unfold during your time of reconstruction will be inspiring.

Dear Boston, I am sorry.
Dear Boston, I love you.

Illustration courtesy of Melonheadz Illustrations



  1. Nikki
    April 16, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Dear Miss Vera,
    Thank you for such a beautiful post. I'm so grateful to have you as my friend.

  2. Unknown
    April 16, 2013 / 11:15 pm

    Sweet post…thanks for sharing. Glad you and you fiancé are ok!

  3. First Grade Carousel
    April 16, 2013 / 11:17 pm

    You shared beautiful thoughts to people who are hurting so much. Thank you for your kind words 🙂
    First Grade Carousel

  4. Unknown
    April 22, 2013 / 3:14 am

    This is beautiful and heartbreaking! This Texas girl is praying for a fast recovery for all of you!