letters | Reeling from marathon terror

Bearing witness to Boston’s tragedy, from 3,000 miles away

The news of the terrible tragedy in Boston has broken hearts and rocked spirits all across the country. Words fail. No healing balm or bits of wisdom. Just that we are with you, even 3,000 miles away.

From this distance, bearing witness is all we can do — that and praying for comfort and courage in the hours and days ahead.

Betsy Toll

Portland, Ore.