Friday, April 19, 2013

Eerie Silence

Imagine waking up to a SWAT team in your backyard, scoping out your garage and shed.
Imagine waking up to the news that the city is under lockdown, with all residents ordered to lock doors and windows and stay home. 
That's the situation in our area right now. 
Public transportation is shut down. 
Taxi service is shut down. 
Boston is shut down.

The home videos of SWAT teams moving through well-manicured yards are surreal.
The lack of cars and busses on the street is creepy. 
Sirens wail in the distance.
The silence is punctuated by the birds that have returned for the spring. 
But other than that, there's silence. 
And it's eerie.

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