NauenThen

All that is solid melts

August 10, 2017

Climate change has led to many deeply buried mysteries being exposed. In the news recently was a story about finding the bodies of a Swiss couple who disappeared 75 years ago when a glacier receded. They had gone to milk their cows, leaving behind 7 children. An Iron Age horse was found in Norway & Incan child sacrifice victims in Argentina.

Think about these memento mori. It was the present once for them & now the unimaginable past. What they were, we will be. What we are, they once were.

I pray when I'm dead and the ages shall roll
That my body will blacken and turn into coal
Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home
And pity the miner digging my bones.

Comments

  1. August 11, 2017 5:47 PM EDT
    What they were, we will be. What we are, they once were.

    --I love this. And it has the rhythm of Bogart's lines about why Ingrid Bergman has to take the plane. ;-)
    - D.M.
  2. August 11, 2017 5:54 PM EDT
    Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of.

    (okay, more the first one)
    - D.M.