Rome Calling

From an Internet Cafe in Rome I sit and write this. The sounds of Roman streetlife drone outside: motorscooters, beeping taxis, an old lady shouting into a phone in Italiano. Lots of pictures, lots of food, lots and lots of €uro.

Its easy to understand if Romans in particular look at Americans as small children. To them, our culture is still an infant. Its easy for us to look at them as backwards or even a bit primitive. But this is a mistake that becomes clear when one realizes this city of Rome was old before most anything we can think of as civilized was old. The Romans are the caretakers of what we once were. Without their traditions handed down century after century, none of this, or us, might be here as we are now…

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