- Posted May 9, 2013 by
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The Calm After The Storm
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
The satellite trucks are slowly leaving one by one. As an iReporter without press credentials, I am noticing that I can get closer and closer to the action.
Smiles could be found in every direction, but the exuberant fist pumps and hugs between strangers were nowhere to be seen. Just as you come to a realization that something bad has happened, people also come to realizations that something good has happened. The crowd seemed like a child finally collapsing on the couch after the whirlwind of opening Christmas presents. Even as the FBI continued their search of the home, there was a definite sense of peace.
An exclamation point was put on the day with a balloon release tribute to the three women and the little daughter of Amanda Berry.
The photos with this story will hopefully give you a glimpse into what I saw.