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Re: feelings vs facts
Sep 04, 2012, 19:33
oh come now, you're getting as grumpy as me.

I'm with you TSC, I think this is the heart of tma, i.e. the reasons why we love these places and the passion with which we want to protect them, and the contradictory feelings that a visit might throw up, because we sometimes want them all to ourselves. But they're not really about that. But perhaps they are. They've got wider meaning and they've got personal meaning.

That's why the website is here at all, because of Julian Cope's personal passion for them, and he kindly continues to fund all our ranting and posting (I periodically fear he'll have enough of us all one day) - maybe because that's part of the wider meaning thing.

If that makes any sense. Which it doesn't totally. But I'm trying to get at something.

So maybe TSC meant any discussions about where to park, how old a longbarrow is, what your favourite hillfort might be, they're all kind of secondary, because that's probably not what brought you to the subject right in the first place.

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