After a horrific week full of tragedy and tears, I ended it with a pie. A delicious, vanilla cream pie. In the face.
Last week, North Reading learned of the untimely death of Tim Chaloux. Monday, we all heard about the marathon bombings and everyone was glued to their television or computer for the next several days watching the events unfold.
Naturally, I thought of cancelling my "pie event" on Friday. After giving it some thought, I realized that a little laughter could be just what we needed.
I couldn't be happier with my decision. Last week I had been wondering why someone would hurt so many people and why some are taken from this world too soon. How could this happen in our amazing city?
Then on Friday, for one hour, I didn't think about death or bombs. I didn't wonder why.
On Friday, I honored a promise I made to Reading and North Reading residents last year. I said I would take a pie in the face if we got to 1,000 fans on Facebook. And, we did. So our food blogger from North Reading Julia Robarts made a vanilla cream pie. And our 1,000th fan from Reading Ariela Grinnell threw that pie in my face.
A resident came up to me afterward and said, thank you for doing this, we needed to laugh. I would do it ten more times for just one more laugh.