Sweetness & Light

A Virus That Leaves Even Less Trace Than Turnbull

Certain structures in London still bear evidence of bomb damage from German attacks during the Second World War. The same city invites tours of Roman ruins excavated in recent decades. Not too far from London, far more extensive evidence of Roman occupation may be observed. Big events tend to leave a mark. A friend who’d grown up in Darwin once walked me to a tree in his old neighbourhood. Embedded in that tree, exactly as he remembered from 1974, was a long, twisted piece of metal forever lodged there by Cyclone Tracy. Even 100 years after the storming of Normandy,…

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