Cauldron of Story

Currently (when I get time) I’m trying to get stray chapters together for the book on Archaeology and Folklore I’m currently writing. From that activity I was reminded of this, one of my favourite quotes relating to how the narratives of history are created, and how we represent the past. Its from ‘On Fairy-Stories’ (1947) by Prof. J.R.R Tolkien (you might of heard of him…)

“the Pot of Soup, the Cauldron of Story has always been boiling, and to it have continually been added new bits”

This is how I try think when investigating past landscapes 🙂