Unattended and Unmarked Deaths

The Brooklyn ‘disaster morgue’ on sunset park pier, pictured on May 6 with the statue of liberty looming behind the trucks through the fog.

For years when I was a young chaplain, I brought groups of students to New York City on what we called then ‘urban plunges.” Today they would be called urban discoveries or immersions or something less active and more contemplative. “Plunging” was often a required experience for students, particularly those from rural areas. We knew what we didn’t know about cities.



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Donna Schaper

Donna Schaper writes avocationally as the Dolly Mama. She is an irregular Baptist and UCC Clergy person and teaches at the Hartford Seminary. @Bricks/Mortals