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Re: Art History

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carla schiller (charwitt.us)
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 12:24:18 -0800 (PST)


What a *great* story and quote! Thanks for sharing it.
--Carla

Carla Schiller, Esq.
Teacher, Highly Gifted Magnet
North Hollywood High School, CA
e-mail: charwitt.us
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On Mon, 22 Feb 1999, The Colliers wrote:

> Hi all,
> Have to add in my ywo bits worth.
>
> The Zulus have a problem when they travel in the African bush. When they
> go to sleep at night, they are never sure which direction to travel in
> when they get up in the morning. So they put down a stick, a little way
> from where they are sleeping, pointing in the direction of where they
> came from, and another pointing where they need to go.
>
> Years ago, when out hunting with a Zulu guide, my father questioned this
> behaviour. The answer was plain and simple, and applies to the question
> about art history too
>
> "You cannot know which direction to go in if you don't know where you
> come from."
>
> Regards
>
> Tracey in Durban, South Africa
>
>
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