From our Make Up Your Mind Already desk
Today’s Boston Globe sends out conflicting messages on the ultimate effect of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.
From the Globe’s Sport page:
Interestingly, on the web Christopher Gasper’s column is headlined, “Marathon attack removes shield from sporting events.” But what counts is the print version.
And that’s where we found this op-ed by Jeff Jacoby:
SCARCELY HAD the terrible news from Copley Square broken when the somber prediction began to be heard everywhere: Boston will never be the same. The Marathon will never be the same. Patriots Day will never be the same.
After such a gory and public atrocity on what is normally such an upbeat, festive day, that was a wholly understandable reaction . . . the heartbreak and shock of this week’s attack will cast a shadow over the city for a long, long time — never more so than on each Patriots Day to come.
But when it comes to what matters most about life in Boston — the feel of freedom and the joy of living in an open society — things are going to be the same. Yes, even now.
Okay so will things or won’t things ever be the same again?
Splendid readers – should we take a vote?