The Boston Marathon Bombings: Our Melodic Response To A Modern Tragedy


In the short time that we’ve been on Earth, we’ve witnessed our share of natural, unnatural, and inhumane catastrophes.

The natural way of the world has decimated the lives of countless mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters through hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes. The resulting death and destruction brought on by these events was out of our hands, and we mourn the losses of each and every life unjustly removed from our beloved planet. Sometimes nature doesn’t want to coincide with humanity. And sometimes, humanity doesn’t want to coincide with humanity.

The Oklahoma City Bombing. The Unabomber. The Aurora movie theater shootings. School shootings at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech University, Northern Illinois University, and Sandy Hook Elementary School. September 11th, 2001.

And now, The Boston Marathon Bombing.

In times like these, Americans step back from the day-to-day grind to remind ourselves that life is a gift that none of us truly deserve. How lucky are we to live on the only planet known to harbor life? How lucky are we to have been created as the most intelligent known species? Each new day brings the opportunity to make choices. You’d like to think that every choice, made by every person, will be good. But it’s no mystery, many choose the contrary.

When events like yesterday in Boston occur, we cannot forget that in order to have so much good, there has to be fractions of evil to compare it with. Without the evil, good simply would not exist. Without those heartless psychopaths, we wouldn’t have the heroic stories of bystanders risking their own lives to help one another.

It’s 1% bad, 99% good. Those numbers are what they are for a reason. Because humanity exists for us to do good, and love each other. Hippy or not,  love does conquer all.

It’s the reason we are alive and the reason we’re still alive. Spread the good, spread the love. And let’s be the start of The Love Generation. Have a listen of this hand-picked melody, take a few steps back, and spend a few minutes to reflect on the beautiful world around you. Sometimes the view can be cluttered.

We’re a small part of a larger, unknown plan. We can’t predict it, but we can certainly help guide it in the right direction.

“If it had not been for love, everything that is in this world would not exist. We need to understand right now that because of love things happen in a way where people just don’t seem to understand. Love is something that does not, does not compromise itself. Love is something that will sacrifice for everything that goes on. If you believe! I want you to feel the love generation. Come on!” – Titel Niet Bekend by Sanni Täter 

3 comments on “The Boston Marathon Bombings: Our Melodic Response To A Modern Tragedy

  1. Anonymous says:

    “remind ourselves that life is a gift that none of us truly deserve”…I don’t know about you, but I think I deserve some fucking life

  2. Jake Groch says:

    I think he is referring to the fact that we didn’t choose to be born, we just were. Just like human beings didn’t choose to evolve from microbes. Evolution isn’t forced, it simply occurs as a result of the given conditions. Much in a way like a human existance, we didn’t do anything to deserve a consciousness or a body, we just have it. For some reason, millions of years of random genetic mutation and environmental conditions brought us here. The mere fact that were having this conversation over the ‘internet’ is fucking astounding. The message is to ENJOY WHAT YOU HAVE cause its fucking inconceivably special in the grand scheme of the universe.

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