Thursday, July 12, 2012

Musings at Volubilis

Hi everyone, it's Joanna here!
On Friday (June 29), we headed to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Not only were the ruins and surrounding scenery breathtaking, the experience of walking on stones that humans built over 2,000 years ago was incredibly humbling. As we walked over the ancient sewage system; as we admired the detailed mosaic floors featuring popular Roman mythological figures; as we sat in the remains of the bathhouse, I was struck with a sense of awe at the ingenuity of our ancestors. I think humans often get wrapped up in our own intelligence, with our smart phones and computers and modern household appliances, but seeing Volubilis helped me appreciate all that has happened on this earth and all that will continue to grow and develop on this same earth in the future.

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