Nearly one year ago I was checking my Twitter feed on the train ride home from work. That’s how I heard about the Boston Marathon bombings. At first I had a hard time grasping the magnitude of the event. I work two blocks away from the finish line and had just walked by that general vicinity only fifteen minutes ago. As the events unfolded I couldn’t help but have flashbacks to my freshman year of college and the September 11th attacks. A feeling that I hope to never have again. This time it was a little different, though. I had a 1.5 year old son with another one on the way. I get chills even thinking about it.
The city and surrounding neighborhoods were shut down for the next three days and everyone was glued to their television sets as feelings of sadness, anger, and frustration boiled up inside of them. As the largest manhunt in Massachusetts history took place more and more questions arose. Why did this happen? Who are these people? What did we do? The most difficult part was, there really was no answer that made sense.
A local director/photographer that I have the pleasure of working with regularly, JJ Miller concepted, wrote, and directed this beautiful piece. It’s an inspiring, uplifting, and encouraging video that will give you chills. Boston is a resilient city and during the 2014 Boston Marathon we will run.
Great work, JJ.