I've been watching CNN, saw the NYSE give one minute silence before the bell, saw the press conference with top brass and investigators, and saw the press conf. with chief surgeons at one of the Boston hospital. The chief surgeon was incredibly candid and spoke of pellets, shrapnel and nails (or sharp objects he believes were nails).
I know there's appalling atrocities and disasters happen daily to innocent people worldwide, but somehow I'm immune to it. I wish I weren't.
Maybe it's because Boston is a city close to me where ordinary people were going about their business.. and who on earth would be expecting a bomb to be planted under your feet at such a innocuous occasion.
Linda - I'm pretty immune to atrocities and disasters too. I guess I've seen and heard of so many in my lifetime that they no longer really shock or surprise me - the only exception being the unimaginable horror of 9/11.