Pulvis et Umbra

A final shot from Mine 21, a beautiful image of miners’ headlamps which flicker like stars about to go out.

Screen Shot 2018-10-17 at 7.10.46 PM.pngNos ubi decidimus
quo pater Aeneas, quo dives Tullus et Ancus,
pulvis et umbra sumus.

–Horace, Odes 4.7.14-16

When we descend to that place where Father Aeneas and wealthy Tullus and Ancus have gone, we are but dust and shadow.

About Uncomely and Broken

I am a classicist in Sewanee, Tennessee.
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