James Baldwin

A container can contain fragments, and the fragments can be containers for other fragments. The past and present are intertwined, as James Baldwin reminds us:

“On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations.”