Let’s hear it for old-fashioned adornment:

Two defining statues adorn the Boston College campus.

One simultaneously shows aggressive, dynamic introspection in unison with desperate self-sacrifice. It is 10 feet tall, larger than life, and its bronze frame is displayed above a five foot platform. It is surrounded by classrooms.

The other shows a fleeting Hail Mary. The moment depicted doesnt even have enough time to be full of grace. There is desperation here too, but it isnt sacrificial. The desperation is for six points on a scoreboard. Desperation for a mark in a win column. Desperation for a relative miracle on a Miami field. It is a debatably life sized six-feet tall, but this bronze frame has no platform. It stands before a stadium.

The young man will learn that this is no way to make a case. Or hold a reader.

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