Monday, March 25, 2013

Brief Flashes of an Unseen Future

This man died on the Jutland Peninsula in what is now Denmark, sometime around 300 B.C., plus or minus 80 years. His head lay preserved in a peat bog for over two thousand years.

Tollund Man – Wikimedia Commons

Our lives are the brief flashes of an unseen future to long-dead ancestors, sparks of flame that we now kindle in our children as our own embers burn ever lower.

—First posted (without links) on Facebook, 3/25/13