It has been three years since the bombings in Boston.
Three years.

It has been three years since my neighbor,
a police officer at MIT
was shot and killed.
He lived three houses away from me.

It has been three years.

And in those three years I have seen my city change.
And I have seen the incredible strength of the people.
And I have felt the pride of the Boston Skyline.
And we have cheered for our victories.
And we have cried for those we lost.
And life has gone on, Boston Strong.

Yesterday, was a beautiful day for a marathon.
It was hot, with a slight breeze.
And over 100,000 people
visited our city,

to step foot on the marathon trail.
26.2 to the finish line.
We haven’t forgotten,
but life goes on in Boston.

A beautiful city, ravaged, reborn.
A city of champions,
A city of poets, artists, and musicians,
graffiti laced buildings,
photogenic streets and record shops.

A city of beauty.
My city.

It has been three years since the bombings in Boston.
Three Years.

And we are still running strong.

 

Jason Wright is the founder and Editor of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly.