Boston native and JCK editorial assistant Stephanie Schaefer is guest blogging today.
One of the great things about this industry is that jewelry is symbolic of life’s happy moments: engagements, weddings, anniversaries.
Completing any life goal, especially a race as culturally important as the Boston Marathon, should also be a cause for celebration. Growing up outside of Boston, Patriot’s Day was always a happy moment for me. School vacation had just begun, flowers had started to bloom, and the April air finally made the city, which so often suffers through harsh winters, come alive again. I recall fond memories of driving into the city with my family to greet my uncle, a frequent runner of the marathon, at the finish line.
Unfortunately, for all those who were a part of yesterday’s race, the marathon experience has been tainted. But in times of tragedy, as America and the world knows so well of late, we gain strength from our unity. Yesterday, there were no Democrats or Republicans, East or West Coasters, Yankees fans or Red Sox fans. Yesterday, and for many more days to come, we were all Bostonians.
It is refreshing to see that there is still good in this society and in this industry. When news of the Boston bombings hit, jewelers from across the country once again took to social media to show their concern.
We send the people of Boston our sincere thoughts, especially to all of those suffering.
Wishing all the people in Boston, a comforting day this morning. May God bless all the people in pain and suffering.
— Tresor Jewelers(@tresorjewelers) April 16, 2013
Boston will overcome.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 16, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the People of Boston and the runners in the Boston Marathon.
— Davidrose Jewelry (@DavidroseBda) April 15, 2013
Sincerely hoping everyone in #Boston is safe and okay!
— GreenwichJewelers (@GreenwichJwlrs) April 15, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to all in #Boston
— Cindy Edelstein (@JewelryBizGuru) April 15, 2013
Our prayers and thoughts are with the Boston community #bostonmarathon
— Alex Woo Jewelry (@AlexWooNYC) April 15, 2013
Our thoughts are with everyone in Boston today.
— #JCKEvents (@JCKEvents) April 15, 2013
— Sara Blaine (@SaraBlaineJwlry) April 15, 2013
Sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston today, especially our friends who are running and their families.
— Craig’s Fine Jewelry (@CraigsGirls) April 15, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tragic events in Boston. fb.me/2yP8g95FI
— Yael Designs(@YaelDesigns) April 15, 2013
Our hearts go out to those affected by the Boston marathon tragedy, the people of Boston and their families.
— James Free Jewelers (@JFreeJewelers) April 15, 2013