Time Capsule Found

Not that it was ever truly lost.

© Stephan Savoia/AP Photo Pamela Hatchfield, a conservator at the Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, holds a time capsule she had just removed from the cornerstone of the Statehouse in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.
© Stephan Savoia/AP Photo Pamela Hatchfield, a conservator at the Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, holds a time capsule she had just removed from the cornerstone of the Statehouse in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.

A long night of power outage, and a disconnect from the news, this morning I read the various stories on a time capsule that has been found.

Founding Fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere took part in the original ceremony, when a cowhide capsule was placed as the state moved from its old statehouse to its new one across from the Boston Common.

Samuel Adams. Paul Revere. Wow! Read the entire story by clicking here.

It has been removed and possibly updated in times past, but a water leak made it available to this modern public. I wonder what’s inside?

This made me consider my post from yesterday, “Foundation Values” and what their feeling would be if they could compare their present, with our present.

Too many may try to put words in their mouths and talk about how they may be overjoyed or totally dismayed. Instead, think about this. Any time we try to put ourselves into another’s time period, we still carry the image and thoughts of our present. Samuel and Paul could not automatically show up now and grasp where we are, especially if they do not know the intervening history of 200+ years. Nor, could we go back with our present day knowledge and fit in seamlessly knowing all that we know!

Think “Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” story by Mark Twain back in 1889, and then watch the old movie with crooner Bing Crosby. The future knowledge may give you a hint of the past, but your superior knowledge will look like magic to the ancients.

You can’t go back, and you don’t want to go forward.

So, let’s make this moment the best it can be!

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