Glad you left in time, though I feel terrible for those who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. You just never know.
Such a lovely spot to watch all those finishers celebrating the finish. Will be a sad spot in the future.
Read in your log a couple of days ago that you would be going there so thought about you when I heard about what happened. Glad to hear you´re OK - apart from that the whole thing is just terrible.
Noticed the Swedish flag on some of the coverage of the explosion and heard from/read about a few Swedes standing just there earlier...
We unwittingly walked away from disaster, personal and/or unforgettable. It was a there-but-for-fortune kind of thing that neither Beth nor I give much thought to (other than for a story). Most lives are full of close calls, many not as dramatic. A few summers ago, a very large tree branch fell about 40', just brushing against Beth's arm in a Concord park. We press on, that's the way the cookie crumbles.
A number of people I worked with in the early days spent a lot of time in the South Pacific servicing our equipment. For them it was "when your number comes up...." Until then go forth.