It wasn’t until I had finished with Sarah Emery’s remarkable grasp of the warp and woof of history that I came to better appreciate that while change may be stagnant or barely noticeable, long term it is inevitable.
As gripping as history can be, we live in our time. Passing on the best of what is broadly held to be dear is a continuing challenge. That’s what Sunday’s gathering was about.
Bill Plante is a Newbury resident and staff columnist. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.