16 May 2006

A valley of ashes...

Everyplace, no matter how desolate or remote now, will someday, or at some previous time have been, a place of importance, or passing interest.

"This desolate place is a valley of ashes, a fantastic farm, where ashes grow like wheat."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald (my ancestor) in "The Great Gatsby", about the borough of Queens, NY.

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