among the ruins
Whenever I am in the midst of antiquity (and considering where I live, that's all the time!), I can't help but think of all the thousands who have stood (or sat) in the same spot over the centuries. It's mind-boggling, awe-inspiring, and puts my life in perspective.
As I said in a previous posting, the ancient city of Bosra in Syria is still a living city (although a few layers higher in some spots!). I'm sure this kid lived right around the corner from these columns....