The more things change…

…the more they stay the same.

Poet Amy Lowell, writing in 1930:

“Imagination is behind all the great things that have been said and done in the world. All the great discoveries, all the great reforms, they have all been imagined first. Not a poem has been written, not a sermon preached, not an invention perfected, but has been first conceived.  And yet imagination must take a second place today and give room for the learning of so-called useful things!”  –Amy Lowell, Poetry and Poets: Essays (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1930)