Tuesday, April 16, 2013
First Walk in Boston (Quincy)
Jessica is a friend of a Public Practice student in LA. We were planning on walking in Harvard Square but with the bombing downtown, Jessica wanted to wait until she could go into town with her boyfriend and friends. With how emotional this event is for her, I completely understood this desire. As Jessica and I had never met and that is a lot of emotion for two strangers to share. So I got on the train and went out to Quincy to meet with her. I was a bit terrified to get on the T because your fears will run wild after a bombing. I was worried that the train would be blown up. There were a few national guardsmen at the Harvard Square Red Line Station and I got to Quincy with no incidents.
Afterwards she took me to the newest ice cream shop and we ate to our hearts content and continued to chat. I had yogurt and it was coffee toffee. And let me tell you it was a treat. I was pretty tired after the walking and chatting and kind of nervous feeling. I guess in a way I have re-opened up this channel of learning after a couple of months of just preparing to continue this project.