A bomb at an event that brings people together from all over the world. Patriot's Day. The Boston Marathon. A Red Sox game. All major celebrations in a city already known for another massacre, long ago.
Who was the target? The American running for the sheer joy of an event? The African who runs for the proud legacy of his people? Or was it the Muslim, oblivious to the voices of extremism—just happy to be taking part in an event that honors freedom and patriotism. All faiths and all nationalities were represented on this day.