Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Great Regulars: The parochial range rather pleases me.

It makes me feel at one with mankind. After all, today's highly mobile society is the exception to the historic rule. A medieval peasant knew little of the world beyond the environs of his native village, and the same, I suppose, can still be said of a good many people around the world today. In Philadelphia, when I was growing up, if you asked a guy where he came from, he was likely to tell you the name of his parish.

from Frank Wilson: When Falls the Coliseum: That's What He Said: To see like a child


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