Today’s Snapshot: Bearing Witness

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I have this compulsion to visit scenes of tragedies, not from some sense of morbid curiosity as for a need to represent, to observe. I stand at the scenes of crimes such as this and try to fathom the randomness. I try to manage the anger. I fail.

Near this memorial to 17-year-old Lily Burk is where she was abducted July 24. For my lack of a match the candles are all out — not because of neglect but because of the groundskeepers’ leaf blowers and the law school’s sprinklers that morning, said a security guard who arrived and carefully repositioned the placard as I stood there.

“I didn’t want it to get wet,” he said, and I sensed there was some solace found in protecting her memory.

Rest in peace, Lily.

Where was this taken? It was taken here.

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
Inter Here Stunflower
Dueling Coyotes Restoration Era The Domain Of The Green Lynx
Why Is This Alligator Lizard Smiling?

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