Wednesday, July 18, 2007
QUALITY OF LIFE IS AN HISTORICAL ISSUE.
Girl Scouts First Aid Kit - From The 1950s
Courtesy of Janne Fecht
William Faulkner once said, "History isn't dead; it's not even past."
The story of development in the San Fernando Valley is on-going because of human need and the stimulus of economic profit. With apologies to the ancient Epicureans, population alone demands that we intrude upon nature and one another. We can not escape our human needs, but we can make an honest attempt to manage them.
We live our lives with history; indeed we are our history. The decisions we make today shape the future. They are our history and the histories of generations yet unborn.
Will Campo de Cahuenga become a mere footnote "attraction" within a giant commercial complex? Will the history of California, the United States of America and the Republic of Mexico, become something to be viewed from the plastic chairs of a coffee bar? History is a precious thing, not to be taken lightly. Jerry Fecht