Just a speck of dust?

1960s

Just a speck of dust?

Era: 

  • 1933 - 1968
  • man looking at geology display

    Walter Tovell looks at the gallery he helped to design. The Bickell Globe behind him could be opened to show the earth's layers.

A subtle feeling of anxiety crept over me every time I passed by that large globe in the Geology gallery. The Earth was described as a mere speck of dust, and I felt cold and alone. Somehow, this experience was a seed for new feelings of veneration that developed as I grew older. These feelings help me to discover fresh mysteries in all of the ROM's "objects," and I return regularly;

"THAT ALL MEN MAY KNOW HIS WORK"

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