On The Subject of History
I am not sure I have posted about the subject of history. Either way, here it goes. There are many quotes that relate to the subject and I like this one because it includes a word that I don’t recall previously seeing. So that makes it memorable for me in a sea of quotes I often see.
No matter how carefully records are
kept and filed and computerized,
they grow fuzzy with time.
Stories grow by accretion.
Tales accumulate -- like dust.
The longer the time lapse,
the dustier the history --
until it generates into fables.
Although, I am not certain I agree with the quote in total but I am thankful for it because of the word accretion which is defined as a regular part of my vocabulary. A quick trip to an online dictionary source tells me accretion is:
the process of growth or increase,
typically by the gradual accumulation
of layers or matter.
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