Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Covered passageway at William & Mary.
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"You walk through a series of arches, so to speak, and then, presently, at the end of a corridor, a door opens and you see backward through time, and you feel the flow of time, and realize you are only part of a great nameless procession."
~ John Huston (American Film Director, 1906-1987)
John Huston wasn't speaking of an actual arched passageway, but this same feeling of seeing "backward through time" is here, in this place. A simple passageway, a covered arched walkway between dorms; a look into the past. For over 300 years students have walked these grounds, studied lessons, marched through the Wren building to enter as freshmen and then back through again to leave as graduates. Some will become movers of business, some astronauts, some physicians, or lawyers or presidents and senators. Some will teach or write or paint or compose beautiful music. Some will even be actors or have their own talk show. But time does not stop; we also see a time to come as many more will walk this long corridor and step through the door into the unknown future. Here, the past, present and future are united as one.

Submission for Thursday Challenge topic "passageway". (end of post)

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