Broad Ripple

Wrapping up 20 more posts at Medium and have two new CITD posts on the edit slate. For now, this from last autumn. It still feels important, and I’m happy to reshare it. Cheers, MM

Completely in the Dark

This was always going to be titled “Broad Ripple.”

I’ve been mulling it over for the past couple months, while working at a new job.

You see, when I rebooted Completely in the Dark in 2010 I had no idea where it was going.

All I knew was I needed to get the family stories out of me.

While writing those early posts, without diaries or journals to refer to, all I had were old photos and vague memories. Two years after Mom and Dad had died in 2008, those sense memories were overpowering.

But memory is variable. It’s dangerous territory. And it’s mostly wrong.

I do, however, believe in the power of place to bring meaning or consolation after loss, just because you experienced things in that place. Or a similar place.

You see, I’m now working at an old St. Paul country club, founded in 1888…

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~ by completelyinthedark on April 28, 2017.

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