looking for a story
It’s sometimes surprising to me how invisible the story of an institution can be even from within. The UD website proper strikes me as somehow to shamefacedly disregard the weight and beauty, the story of the institution it represents.
When I say “story” I don’t mean a record of development, a cluster of related events, or even the portraits of remarkable characters, although story touches all these things. I mean something more like the manner of speaking that lovingly, carefully, even a little fearfully touches what it tells, so as not to heedlessly disturb great sleeping presences–while it, however obliquely, remembers and honors and learns from them.