June 6, 2013

Rome. October, 1980

Whenever I travel to a place that has the ruins of an ancient civilization, such as here in the Roman Forum, I think about all the people who’ve walked these streets before, centuries before, 2,000 years before. Whatever else these thoughts may do, they always make me feel “right sized.” Just as when I try to imagine the vast, limitless expanse of the universe. The concept of an infinite universe scares me. Walking in the ruins of the Roman Forum, not far from cafés and pizzerias, doesn’t.

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