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Re: feelings vs facts
Sep 04, 2012, 14:01
Evergreen Dazed wrote:
Rhiannon wrote:
I don't see how, I think this is a very interesting conversation and totally at the heart of what a tma forum ought to be about.

Also, we don't seem to be arguing or slagging each other off which is especially nice :)

I can totally relate to what you're saying, about the wanting to connect with something (perhaps that's what you're saying). something about what human beings are all about. something that you can only get a clearer idea of when you're dealing in time frames much bigger than a single lifetime. dunno.

But what do you make of my point that there are other places you could go and experience something of that? That it doesn't have to be the carefully managed and manicured begravelled Skara Brae? That in fact there might be even better places? But I realise Skara Brae is pretty ace. You don't get neolithic sideboards everywhere.

Yes, it's really good for the soul and generally productive to be able to have conversations like this.

I agree, there are other places to go to experience those things. Absolutely.
Do you know, when I eventually get up to Orkney, having had this conversation, I may very well decide to give up the opportunity to 'take my chance'.

It'll half kill me to walk away, but, ultimately, as I can't prove to myself its ok, I really have no choice if i'm to respect myself at all.

Jarlshof on the Shetlands had open access when I visited three years ago. Its an amazing site that has layers of archaeology as it continued to be used over the centuries. Off the top of my head, I think the oldest part is about 7,000 years old.
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