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Herculaneum - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
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Herculaneum
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quuf From: quuf Date: December 30th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm sorry. I'd like to think you're being premature. And if that sounds presumptuous, I'm sorry about that, too, since I don't have the right.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 30th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well, it depends how you look at it. Herculaneum is gone for good. But the soil that has begun accumulating on top of the entombed town should be really fertile.

The way I'm trying to see it from this day forward is that I'm content to let the past -- or at least the parts of it that are most painful to reflect upon -- lie concealed for a while beneath the surface. It can be excavated later, after the passage of time has made the artifacts there seem special instead of routine.

I guess what I'm saying, putting down the conceit, is that I think of this as a hopeful entry.
quuf From: quuf Date: December 30th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Lovely way to look at it.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 31st, 2010 06:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Hey, thanks!
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