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“Now there are some things we all know, but we don’t take’m out an and look at’m very often.”

We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars . . . everybody in their bones knows that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people ever lived have been telling us that for five thousand years and yet you’d be surprised how people are always losing hold of it. There’s something way down deep that’s eternal about every human being.”

– Our Town, Thornton Wilder, pp. 87-88

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