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'Dear World' project captures the messages of Boston Marathon survivors and responders

Dear World, a love letter from Boston marathon bombing survivors. from Dear World on Vimeo.

As we near the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a project called “Dear World,” by photographer Robert X. Fogarty, has captured the images of marathon runners preparing to send their messages to the world on April 21.

Fogarty writes:

When we asked you to return to the finish line, a place that changed your lives, we knew it wouldn’t be easy.

You told us some days are harder than others, but that it’s okay to have bad days. Mostly, you told us about the goodness of others. Colleagues babysat, school kids sent you notes and neighbors cooked you dinner.

What happened that day was terror.

And terror happens when love is absent.

Boston is a city of love stories, now.

As you heal, know you inspire the rest of us to be better, still.

Check out the video above, and even more images from the project’s participants at

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