When Terrorism Hits Home

By Lisa Barr

On behalf of the staff of GIRLilla Warfare, our heartfelt condolences go out to the families who lost loved ones, and to those who were maimed and injured in Boston. We think about the families — especially the children — who stood at the Finish Line cheering —  only to experience terrorism at its cruelest — turning joy into tragedy, innocence into bloodshed.

To those whose lives were shattered by the despicable and cowardly act of terrorism, we extend our hands and our hearts.

I turned to my personal hero — Anne Frank —  for her words — to convey that even in the most trying of times, don’t ever lose sight of hope and strength as both individuals and as a proud nation.

In victory and in crisis, we are all one family.

“That’s the difficulty in these times: ideals, dreams, and cherished hopes rise within us, only to meet the horrible truth and be shattered. It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet, I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”  
              — Anne Frank (1929 – 1945)
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