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HOW DO YOU SPELL MEMORABLE?

October 26, 2009

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Yesterday, as I was searching for something else, I stumbled across a promotional postcard I used “back in the day”. It sang praises to the Minneapolis Riverfront as a great destination for special events and was the impetus for the Creative Events/Apples Catering Esprit Award for Best Off-Site for an event we staged along the East Bank for 2500 guests for Carlson Marketing in 2001.

Along with it, I found this clipping (with the source indecipherable):

People who live beside moving water have been given the gift of living light and even if they never come to recognize it as such, any other light, no matter how clear or brilliant, is pale and static to them, leaving them with a sense of loss, of vulnerability, as if they have suddenly found themselves without clothes.

“I have to be near the water,” they will say. “I can’t live away from the ocean”…or the river, or the creek, or whatever water throws them back to the sun, or the boiling storm clouds, or the pearl of moving fog, or the wash of sunset.

But what most of them are really saying, without knowing it is:

I CAN”T LIVE WITHOUT THAT LIGHT THAT DANCES WITH ME. I WEAR IT LIKE A LIVING SKIN. WITHOUT IT I AM INCOMPLETE.

Somehow, some way, I have to get back to the river and daily walks along its shores so that its living light can refresh and inspire me.

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