I have been asked if I have a problem with Tamerlan Tsarnaev being buried just a few miles from here.
First, no, I don’t. He’s dead, he can harm no longer. Second, someone had to be human enough to give his body somewhere to go. It is buried, now it will turn back to dirt, just as we all do when we die.
Honestly, I am more worried about my husband having to drive through Caroline County to get home tonight, with so many up in arms about this. And, I worry for the families living near the cemetery and those who have family buried there.
Someone is very likely going to end up desecrating graves of others in their anger.
So, if you are angry about this, do something positive. Donate to the people affected by the bombing. There are people who have massive need of money to cover their medical bills. Or the bills to cover the funeral of the three who died.
If you are a religious person, pray for those people, and their families. Pray for the family of the two bombers as well. They are hurting, too, can you imagine being confronted with your two sons doing something so horrible? Work with your church, temple, synagogue, etc, to do something for the bombing victims.
Use this to do good. Getting angry does nothing. He is buried, it is done. It is always better to do good and right in the world. It is always better to try to be a good person. Make this helpful to someone around you.