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April 16, 2013

Boston 16 April 2013

Further to the immediately preceding post, and precisely twenty-four hours after the terrible event that occasioned it, it emerges that many engaged in yesterday's marathon, upon learning of the blasts that took lives and maimed bodies, immediately altered their routes to run straight to locations where they could give blood.  The solidaristic and sacrament-resonant significance of this gesture will not, one assumes, have gone unnoticed. 

What a remarkable species we are, to be capable both of such giving, and of such acts as give rise to the need of such giving. 

And here too is one thing, in keeping with last night's expression of hope, that some of us might do to assist our maimed siblings right now.   

Posted by Robert Hockett on April 16, 2013 at 02:49 PM | Permalink

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