It is amazing that one can travel with such ease. It is amazing that with almost no preparation or planning one can go to another continent and see some of the most significant places in world history and the some of the most spectacular and renowned art.
Rome, unlike any other place I have ever been, is a place were history is folded up on itself and you will see ancient Roman ruins buttressed with Medieval columns transformed by Renaissance design and maintained with modern building codes. Huge parts of the city are literally ruins upon ruins. It is like the timeline of history doesn’t apply in Rome. All of history is the present.
|Roman Hut. c. 700 b.c.|
These huts made me think of how we sometimes need to remind ourselves of who we really are. Remember that all of us came into the world naked. All of us have problems and short comings. All of us can learn from those humble huts overlooking Rome.
|History Piled On Top of History|
Rome reminds us that we must never forget our roots and where we have come from, but also that we should not let our beginnings dictate our end.
Do you forget your beginnings or let your past hold you back? Where do you see yourself in your own history?
Post by Jeremiah Lorrig