'The Cro-Magnons lived with fear and amazement in a culture of Arrival, facing many mysteries .... Neither agriculture nor metallurgy existed. Music and jewellery did. The average life expectancy was twenty-five .... Their culture lasted for some 20,000 years. We live in a culture of ceaseless Departure and Progress which has so far lasted two or three centuries. Today's culture, instead of facing mysteries, persistently tries to outflank them.'
From John Berger's novel 'Here is where we meet' - which is highly recommended.
'Here is where we meet' is published by Bloomsbury ISBN 0747573174.
Follow this link to the Guardian review which describes the novel as 'a triumph'.
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