I received the following from a friend from Paris who is studying at MIT. His words, so beautifully written, describe the strength of Boston in the aftermath of the past week:
" ... It's amazing how strong and united the people of this city are. I've rarely felt as much a part of a community than right now, in this city and under these circumstances. In the wake of all these dreadful events, this sense of belonging and the love and pride reigning in this town are a huge triumph of unity and freedom over horror and fear. Already, events to commemorate the victims are being organized. We will never forget them.
So rest assured, my sense is that Boston has never been stronger than right now."