Know, first, who you are;
And then adorn yourself accordingly.
~ Epictetus

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"As human necessities and purposes change, whole worlds die and new scenes, customs, and beautiful things are born. Yet, no matter how exciting the discoveries each generation makes for itself, it is always painful to see the past vanish, taking parts of us with it. In most of us there is a tendency to try to halt time, to relive the past through the accumulation of souvenirs, to which we cling as a child might cling to an old doll. We treasure artifacts that remind us of people we once knew and loved, and we add to our collection of objects of many kinds, which we identify with a past or a way of life we could like to see perpetuated... somehow." - Alexander Girard

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