Saturday, April 20, 2013

On the power of healing

"Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on."
Henry Rollins
In the aftermath of a week so many of us would rather forget, I don't think I'm the only one looking for small touchstones of brightness and hope to hold onto.

On the one hand, the terror that gripped Boston is now over, the alleged perpetrator has been caught and presumably will be brought to justice. On the other hand, innocent lives were lost, and others were forever shattered. And as the surviving victims work to overcome often catastrophic injuries, maybe there's hope in Mr. Rollins's words, that they may emerge from the darkness stronger than they were.

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