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Parallels

April 21, 2013

This photo of a girl in Boston watching the chase of the marathon bomber from her window seems quite familiar to me. When my sisters and I were about the same age, we watched the Whitman shooting unfold, our father called to the ER, sitting on a hill with binoculars, to watch the puffs of smoke from the UT tower, finally hearing on the radio that the sniper had been shot. Children have always watched the unfolding of tragedies in their time and place.

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