Horrendous news this evening from Boston where 2 people have been killed and several injured near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.
My sister, brother in law and niece live there and thankfully they are safe. My thoughts go out to the families of those killed and injured in this cowardly and brutal attack.
Difficult to express my emotions in words, but whatever your politics, upbringing, struggles or religious beliefs, violence is NOT the way forward. It never has been, it never will be.
The Marathon is a celebration of life, overcoming the odds, striving for one's best - it embodies what is good about humanity. 27,000 runners set out on this journey today, sadly some will never reach the finish line.