March 26, 2013 by allsho
I’m reading now the account of an expedition of a thousand men who, 153 years ago, left Genoa on two steamers, reached Sicily and managed to foment a rebellion against the Bourbons’ rule.
153 years is a long time. And yet, the effects of that event are still visible: Italy is one country, and in every city or town a road, a square, a statue maybe is dedicated to the strategic leader of this guerilla action: Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Well, the guy probably deserved it; but the reason wouldn’t be clear if someone didn’t write something about his experience of those times.
We wouldn’t get the long term effects of those causes far in the past if no evidence witnessed them. We wouldn’t understand history without someone telling a story.
That is what makes the hands of the clock disappear. Great deeds well told defeat time.