I have never come upon a better statement on the appeal of history. Ultimately there is nothing more “romantic” than history…
Truth indeed. We could definitely use some.
I remember thinking also that I had gone to great lengths to write the women well (particularly the French women, who in our “Anglo-Saxon” literature are too often caricatured as nutcases, fiends, deviants, or “exotic”), and she had zeroed in on a man.
Otherwise religiously indifferent British would likely go to battle stations if some government bureaucrat dared to inform them, “Look, attendance is so small, we will pull that church down and put up a brand new shopping centre.”
I’ve been NEAR Geneva many times, but never ventured into the city center. I’m so pleased I finally did.😊🇨🇭
We’ll be in Switzerland this weekend. I had not considered this about the trip until now, but if one believes oneself to be a “global citizen,” who needs a passport, right?
“So, friends, what are we going to do today?”: that was my late uncle’s challenge to himself as he started writing each day.
And now, sitting here comfortably in 2018, you want again to try to recreate that world long past? Are you insane?
The poster you follow and admire today may not even be there tomorrow; he or she could just delete everything and disappear.
I observed the new year’s arrival as many did down on, uh, solid ground…