Family secrets and a veil of denial. Here, an intriguing story about murder in the pre-Internet era. How can you bring a criminal to justice, if there’s no firsthand accounts and the crime isn’t searchable? And if that’s the case, who are the victims, really?
Thank goodness for microfiche, eyewitness accounts, genealogical records and the like–archeological tools for memoirists like me. It’s tedious work, and oftentimes painful, because in shining our flashlights into the dark, we come face-to-face with our own monsters. But also? Our better angels.
Rose Window, “Graced with Light.” (Art installation at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.)
Happy Sunday, everyone.