A day of love…

“Growing up, my parents always said, “You will leave this world the same way you came into it: with nothing.” It made me realize that the only things we do in this world that count are those things that make the world a better place for those who will come behind us.”
– Tyrone B. Hayes, Biologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer

That quote made me think of the 5,000 – 6,000 year old embracing skeletons discovered this month and the universal message of love they left for us — despite life’s challenges and despite time, religious, or cultural boundaries.

Peace and love.

  1. #1 by melanie gao on February 14, 2007 - 4:48 pm

    How sweet! Who would have thought a picture of skeletons would give you goosebumps on Valentine’s Day?

  2. #2 by ThinGuy on February 14, 2007 - 4:52 pm

    I don’t know…It looks like they are fighting to me. Is that a 5000-6000 year old knife sticking out of one of their legs? The one of the right clearly seems to be kicking the one in the family jewels. Thus the reason for the knife. 🙂

  3. #3 by Skrocki on February 14, 2007 - 5:51 pm

    Ummm, ThinGuy, you are so ruining the moment. 😉

  4. #4 by melanie gao on February 15, 2007 - 2:11 am

    Yep, moment totally ruined. Love’s everlasting embrace turns to double homicide. Thanks ThinGuy! 😉

  5. #5 by Emma Gottesman on February 15, 2007 - 6:40 am

    It’s not Valentine’s Day anymore, but anyway…

    I grew up in the city of Chichester in the south of England. In the cathedral there there is a tomb of one of the Earls of Arundel and his wife. Their effigies are carved holding hands.
    The poet Philip Larkin was inspired by this to write the poem ‘An Arundel Tomb’ which ends with the line:
    “What will survive of us is love”.

    YouTube clip of Philip Larkin reading the poem.

    Boy that makes me
    homesick 😦

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