Holy Water

By Douglas Stephen Curran ’00MFA

It is my duty to open the lake house this year without my father, my first time without him. It won’t be easy. The challenge is getting the water started after a frigid winter of dormancy during which pipes improperly drained the previous fall may have cracked. Cracks and breaks destroy the vacuum the pump seeks to make in order to draw water from the well. It’s a question of pressure. If a certain measure of pressure cannot be established and then maintained by the system of pump, valves and exposed copper piping, there’s no water.…

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