Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Where has my muse gone?

Well, it seems I have deserted Musings for Facebook.  Yet, I rarely post on Facebook--I just respond to others who write.

Maybe I have run out of things to say; I do know that my time is taken now by study for my presentions in Ladies' Class--on Ezra and Nehemiah.  Just spent this p. m. learning about Cyrus the Great of Persia.  Thomas Jefferson read a book about him-- the Cyropedia by Xeophon and included many of the beneficent policies of Cyrus in his Dec. of Independence and Bill of Rights writings.  There are 6 copies of this old book in the Library of Congress, including T. J.'s.

The study of history and archeology amazes and inspires me--to know that things so old can be found and still instruct us today!  Evelyn Willis is bringing some of the things that she and John have brought back from digs in the Holy Land to class Tuesday--can't wait.

In his book Eat This Book, Peterson has a chapter on things dug up from a trash dump which  have helped us translate the Bible and know something of its culture.  One of the things dug up was a grocery receipt.  Wonder what diggers in ages to come will dig up from our culture?  Plastic bottles, computer keyboards, the DVS gamers our kids love, a Star Wars mask of Darth Vadar, a dead Kindle, a GPS sitting on a Honda dash, etc., etc.

Interesting to ponder....