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November 15, 2012

TT: Almanac

"A biography is always constructed from ruins but, as any archaeologist will tell you, there is never the means to unearth all the rooms, or follow the buried roads, or dig into every cistern for treasure. You try to see what the ruin meant to whoever inhabited it and, if you are lucky, you see a little way backward into time."

Loren Eiseley, All the Strange Hours: The Excavation of a Life

Posted November 15, 2012 12:00 AM

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