Every now and then my mind goes off and I wander into these weird thoughts. I wonder whether any of you have ever pondered these things: allow me to bounce some off you and see where it takes us. I think it’s important to think about complicated things every now and then, give your brain a little exercise. Today, I have a dilemma for you!
Here it goes: when you know something marvellous can be uncovered by archeologists, do you excavate it, admiring its beauty and importance but ruining its timeline of existing in daylight, falling into ruin, and sinking deeper and deeper into the earth for hundreds or thousands of years? Probably destroying it in the process or removing it from its context? Or do you leave it in the earth, guessing its potential but never knowing all the beautiful things we could learn from it? By digging it out it’s given a second life: is it worth destroying the first one and interfering with the natural course of time?