Monday, April 21, 2014

Boston Marathon 2013 Reflections

Today is the day of the Boston Marathon.  I'm sure everyone here in New England could tell you where they were last year when this event took place.  Our grandchildren and their keepers were on one of the last flights to leave Boston that afternoon and I was trying to recuperate from their delightful visit.  My husband was driving home from the airport and wondered about all the emergency vehicles going into the city.   Our neighbor was concerned because her girls were supposed to be around the finish line with their friends (they decided to go to the Mall instead, thank goodness!).  The sadness after the incident still lingers a year later.  A few weeks after the incident I still felt a deep sadness that I finally put down on a piece of Mail Art.  Later I mailed it into Stampington magazine and they published it in the Mail Call section of one of their magazines.  So in remembrance of that day I thought I would share it again.

It is a beautiful sunny day today and I plan on going outside to do a little more clean up in my garden.  I'm so grateful for the warm weather.  Take care, I'll be back tomorrow with a posting on Artistcellar stencils.  I have had a lot of fun playing around with those versatile stencils, can't wait to share it with you.  Hugs to you all ~ Renee


  1. Renee
    Your post has struck a chord with me as I vividly remember the event last year and last weekend when the London marathon was underway I turned to family members and spoke of the horrors of the bomb in Boston and the concerns for such an event taking place during the London marathon of 2013.
    This world of ours is becoming increasingly smaller, so much so that when a tragedy hits a land that might be thousands of miles away, the reverberations are felt from that distance.
    I am sure it has been a day of great contemplation and tears shed in remembrance of events in 2013.
    Your mail art deserves the recognition so I am delighted to read that Stampington published it.

  2. Such a wonderful post. Am emotional day of us for sure. Hard to believe how fast a year goes by. So happy there were no incidence s today.

  3. Renee, So glad that you posted this - a lovely piece of art and a very special tribute to all. Yes, or world is becoming smaller and I was also happy to hear of no incidents yesterday- Boston remains as strong as ever!
    hugs to you and thank you for sharing!

  4. Hi Renee, this is so sad...
    Your page inspired by this awful event is great, thanks for sharing with us again. My thoughts to you and to the families of disparate people so terribly and unjustly.. Bises, Coco

  5. It was such a terrible day in our history-but good things happened after. The city's bravery and courage to continue onward speaks volumes! A beautiful tribute post-Boston strong is a reminded to all of us~ Thank you Renee-a touching post and lovely tribute~

  6. I remember the day so well, so sad! Great post and gorgeous piece!

  7. I saw this when you posted it on Monday, Renee, but was unable to respond at that time. It remains a day that will forever touch my heart. I love your commemorative piece of art. I hope you will repost each each year the Boston Marathon is run!

  8. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this tragedy. It's very special that you can find an outlet for your emotions here and with your art. Beautiful, thoughtful piece.

  9. This is beautiful, Renee. It's one of those tragedies that shakes us all, and even more so when it's right in your backyard. I hope you had a good day in the sun.