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December 15, 2020
Dec 17: At Mines View Park there's a cave near the entrance shops that no one pays attention to anymore. In the 80s it was the main attraction. Inside are stalagmites and stalactites, spotlighted and seeming dignified. The cave entrance has a sign that warns of Danger and Darkness. "Our eyes adjust to darkness", says one vandal. "Yes but do we adjust to danger?" says another one. We do adjust to danger, right? I think about this every time I pass by the cave. Why ask a question that has an obvious answer? Why keep something open if it's dangerous?