BOSTON — Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and photographer Robert X. Fogarty asked survivors and responders to return to the finish line as part of his “Dear World” project.
When we asked you to return to the finish line, a place that changed your lives, we knew it wouldn’t be easy.
You told us some days are harder than others, but that it’s okay to have bad days. Mostly, you told us about the goodness of others. Colleagues babysat, school kids sent you notes and neighbors cooked you dinner.
What happened that day was terror.
And terror happens when love is absent.
Boston is a city of love stories, now.
As you heal, know you inspire the rest of us to be better, still.
Robert X. Fogarty
Fogarty then put together a short video on the survivors that can be seen above.