Boston StrongBoston, MA

Boston sketch by Chandler O'Leary

I wasn’t there at the time of the Marathon bombings last year—I was here, on the opposite coast. But Boston is my home city, and I remember feeling at the time that I had to do something, no matter how small. So I grabbed the first thing I always think of—my sketchbook—and put together this little tribute while I waited anxiously for news with the rest of the country.

A year later, I’m still far from the scene, but you can bet I’ll be cheering for the marathon runners this year, and for my favorite city. Stay strong, Boston.

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Comments (3)

  1. Kurt Ankeny-Beauchamp

    I’m living in Ipswich, and even I’ve been confused, because there’s so much coverage of last year’s bombings, which happened on April 15th. But this year’s marathon is on the 21st, next Monday. 🙂

    1. Chandler O'Leary Post author

      Kurt and Rachel—you’re right! It’s always the third Monday, and this year the month started on a Tuesday. I’m so used to it being around the middle of the month that I didn’t even think about it. Still, the sentiment remains true, and it’s on my mind this week, too.

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