I’m still sorta stuck on that fact myself. The phrase “unheard of” seems appropriate. But here we are.
I was just emailing with a friend in one of the surrounding towns in lockdown. It’s “unsettling.” That pretty well describes Boston this week. Throughout the Northeast people seem jittery – yes, unsettled. If you’re in Boston or surrounding towns “sheltered in place,” you have a new experience of this, faced with questions of uncertainty and insecurity close encounters with death and terror force.
My friend in lockdown described the “tricky situation” a Friday lockdown poses: Explaining to the kids they have off school but they need to stay inside and not answer the door “just in case an armed terrorist comes through the backyard.”
“This is totally insane,” my Bay State friend observes. Evil tends to be.