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Each and every loss becomes an instance of ultimate tragedysomething that once was, but shall never be known to us. The hump of the giant deeras a nonfossilizable item of soft anatomyshould have fallen into the maw of erased history. But our ancestors provided a wondrous rescue, and we should rejoice mightily. Every new item can instruct us; every unexpected object possesses beauty for its own sake; every rescue from historys great shredding machine isand I dont know how else to say thisa holy act of salvation for a bit of totality.
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Philosophers and psychiatrists should explain why it is that we mathematicians are in the habit of systematically erasing our footsteps. Scientists have always looked askance at this strange habit of mathematicians, which has changed little from Pythagoras to our day.