I HAVE FOND MEMORIES of walking into special places with black catalogue cases. And of taking those same map cases to the front of airline departure lounges where I occasionally received travel upgrades.
Simple black catalogue cases often accompany traveling salesmen. When they're reinforced by high impact plastic ribs, they often serve as a seat at a taxi rank or on a wind-swept aircraft ramp.
In a short Audioboo, I shared some thoughts about special places I took my black catalogue cases a lifetime ago. And when I sat down in the reading room with it, I'd pass a knowing glance at a fellow resident whose map case had a story to tell.
(Bernie Goldbach teaches reflective audio journaling in the Limerick School of Art & Design.)