An Essay on Man's Bipolar Relationship with the Past
©2009 David Boyne
“… I studied with diligence Neptune's laws, and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas; it was worth the while… And now, without having wearied my friends, I hope, with detailed scientific accounts, theories, or deductions, I will only say that I have endeavored to tell just the story of the adventure itself.”
—Captain Joshua Slocum, Master Mariner
Let us aweigh all anchors and set sail on an island-hopping voyage of discovery. Our mission? To roughly chart the Terra Incognita of man’s bipolar relationship with the Past. Don’t worry; it won’t take long. Unlike Darwin on HMS Beagle, we’ll be back in time for lunch.
I could be wrong, but in my half-century of sailing experience, I have found there is a World of difference between Looking at the past, and Living in it.
But hold that thought. We’ll sail back to it.
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