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Lieutenant Z wrote:
I know what you mean, Rafael : I'm still living in Roman times and my masters are Marc-Aurèle and Seneca.... -)
ô tempora, ô mores.....
My longing is not for stoicism, although there is great wisdom in Marco Aurelio: " This is the chief thing: Be not perturbed, for all things are according to the nature of the universal; and in a little time thou wilt be nobody and nowhere, like Hadrianus and Augustus. In the next place, having fixed thy eyes steadily on thy business, look at it, and at the same time remembering that it is thy duty to be a good man, and what man's nature demands, do that without turning aside; and speak as it seems to thee most just, only let it be with a good disposition and with modesty and without hypocrisy."
My longing is for a time simpler, the life of Haciendas I knew growing up, manned by enterprising, friendly people; self sufficient, some accessible by beast of burden only. A life simple and full of daily purpose, communal activity, and tired restful nights.