How to Read Boston, Part II

The Facebook post shown below is making the rounds and articulates precisely the desire for the kind of reading of the news I counseled in my post “How to Read Boston.”

No him FB post

In an astounding combination of helper helping helper, I was also moved by the story of Jeff Bauman whom I first encountered as one of the people Carlos Arredando helped in the immediate aftermath of the bombing.  Here is the picture of the two of them (Bauman in the wheelchair; Arredando in the cowboy hat):

from gawker.com

And just to be clear, not all helping is in first moments of trauma.  Here’s another favorite of mine from Facebook:

Milk copWhile we wait for the investigation to make its findings, I am with Cam Siciliano; and I pray that we follow stories like these.

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