What is strength?
Strength isn’t anger.
Strength isn’t vengeful.
Strength isn’t rage.
Strength is unity.
Strength is valet parkers who become medics.
Mothers who become emergency responders.
Sisters who shield brothers because they love them with a love that has no bounds.
Strength is first responders who tirelessly carry visitors and locals alike to safety until sunrise.
It’s our medics and surgeons, all of them, who came running to the calls of those in need.
It’s the police who turned over every stone to make this city safe again.
It’s the local businesses that became sanctuaries for people to run to.
Strength isn’t evil or misguided.
Strength is the voice of community and love in the face of the unspeakable.
Strength is when we all pull together and rise up − all of us in every corner of this world.
Strength is what we all are today and strength is our promise for tomorrow.