Saturday, 15 December 2012

Unvisited tombs

I was sent a Christmas letter today at work. At the end the person quoted George Eliot (Middlemarch) who was making the point that the good of the world increases in part thanks "to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs". It's been with me all day. We're all treading this earth, and leaving our marks. Small and big. The marks have significance to either a greater or lesser extent. But I guess it's difficult to know what marks will survive. And what their significance might come to be. Salutory to remember that almost all of us will end up in unvisited tombs. But it feels too late for a deep treatise tonight. 

The star is very Flash Gordon (creative inspiration definitely back with R at least!) and that should be enough for one evening!

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