Here's some prophecy I photographed in a bathroom stall last weekend:
There will only be One
Today in his speech in Cairo, Obama urged Palestinian people to "choose progress over a self-defeating focus on the past." I wish he hadn't restricted this advice to the Arab world. Nevertheless, that's some fine and memorable advice -- advice all of us might take under advisement. A while ago, I heard a book review describing a 2007-ish French novel about a future utopian civilization (yes, utopian!--not dystopian) where everything was great: people got along with each other, the problem of scarce resources seemed to have been solved, etc. The only hitch was, to achieve such a society, the people had been forced to stop learning history. It seems like a fair trade to me, but then, I like to think I'm not terribly invested in the past.