"Tomb Raider Theme" ('Tomb Raider I' soundtrack) by Nathan McCree [1996]

Sky above, sand below, peace within.
- anonymous
It's incredible how a single event can change the course of your life.As a young lad I dreamed of becoming an Archaeologist (Ancient History) or Paleontologist (Dinosaurs).Then one day somebody told me this would mean 8 years of University study.
I believed this meant studying 8 years in a classroom.
Such an idea was intolerable to me.
I didn't know that much of such study takes place (outside the classroom) in the field.
His single statement crushed my dream.

Becomes the boulder of reality

Yet ...
today, when I see Archaeologists or Paleontologists sitting in the dirt

digging around with trowels and brushes,
this doesn't fit my once glamorous vision of discovery and exploration in exotic places.
So ...
Did he do me a favor?
Was I saved from a lifetime of scratching in the dirt?
Or did he destroy my dream?

I really don't know.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum

The Royall Tyrrell Museum / Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

Have my high dreams and wonder of ancient things diminished then?
Not a bit.
Without our dreams and wonders we are nothing.
Just mundane muggles.
Don't let that happen to you.

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