Old Roads and New Roads

In his essay “The Old Road”, Hilaire Belloc argues that a study of the past not only satisfies natural curiosity but also satisfies a human desire: “it is rather to fulfill a function whose appetite has always rendered History a necessity.” The study of the past is a “necessity” because it completes and orders a human life and tells a story in which people have an investment and play a part: “our lives which, lived in the present only, are a film or surface, take on a body—are lifted into one dimension more. The…

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Sep, 9 2015

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Sep, 28 2015

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Sep, 11 2015

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Sep, 29 2015

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Sep, 24 2015

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Sep, 22 2015

From Here to Eternity

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
You know its passing through.

There are two things, apart…