Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Lost Things

"Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges-
Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!"

I'm fascinated by things that are lost. Even if they never existed in the first place- The Holy Grail, Atlantis. Tell me that something's lost and I immediately want to go hareing off to look for it.

Well Google it anyway.... 

That's why I love archaeology. And why I wear a Roman ring on a thong round my neck. It's all green and crusty and has obviously spent a long time underground. It's a lost thing we got back.

The list of lost things goes on forever. The Colossus of Rhodes, a couple of Shakespeare plays,  most of Sappho, the last 20 minutes of The Magnificent Ambersons,  Brian Wilson's Smile....

But- heh, heh, heh- we just retrieved the last of those. I was listening to it while I cooked lunch. It makes me so happy.

And one day we're gonna find the others. Right?


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