Tuesday April 16, 2013 | 09:18 AM
Posted by Rob Gould

Stunned silence. Fear. Disbelief. Immense sadness. Yesterday.

Today. Did social media play a significant role in the aftermath? Of course it did. 

However, I feel like my voice is just noise on this subject at the moment. Today, I would like to acknowledge the suffering that Boston, my home for many years, is experiencing. Of course, my thoughts are with all of the victims and their families along with everyone who witnessed first-hand this terrible tragedy. It is impossible for me to even begin to comprehend what these people are going through right now.

The heroic acts of civilians and first responders at the scene are a very bright spot on a very dark day. 

Out of the thousands out there, this article struck me.

"Two if by Sorrow: Boston and its Losses," Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

Photograph by Reuters/Dan Lampariello

 

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Rob works as a digital marketing & public relations consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He has 20 years of marketing experience. He also currently serves in a volunteer capacity as director of pr/communications for TEDxDirigo. From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency (Portland). Prior to VIA, Rob worked with several PR & advertising agencies in London & Boston. He is a graduate of The University of Vermont (UVM) and a Maine transplant (2002).

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His real-life interests include art, travel, writing, design, psychology, the beach, & exercise (grudgingly at times).

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