What’s the Hurry?

Lucretius, ca. 99-ca. 55 BC

Lucretius, ca. 99-ca. 55 BC

“For the old order always passes, thrust out by the new, and one thing has to be made afresh from others; but no one is delivered to black Tartarus: matter is wanted, that coming generations may grow; and yet they all, when their life is done, will follow you, and so, no less than you, these generations have passed away before now, and will continue to pass away.  So one thing will never cease to arise from another, and no man possesses life in freehold ─ all as tenants.” ─ Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, with English translation by W. H. D. Rouse, revised by Martin Ferguson Smith, Copyright © 1975, 1992 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, Loeb Classical Library (LCL 181), Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts; London England, Page 265.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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