A moment of silence for those who were killed and injured in last Monday's attack, and for those who those who gave so much.

This has been heartbreaking. What seemed so sad and shocking on Monday only became more bizarre and unreal on Friday.  I think so many of us who live in Boston find it hard to get this out of our heads.  I have done little but listen to news since this started.  One of many things that strikes me is that places feel different.  This took place in so many neighborhoods and locations that it is hard to remember the positive associations we had with those places.  It's the oddest thing to see a place you know - a street intersection or the name of a hospital - suddenly being talked about all over the world.

But I know we are a strong city and will get through this.