During the Antiquity one felt nostalgic for the Middle Ages. 

During the Middle Ages one didn’t know that one was in the Middle Ages but didn’t think one was somewhere else either.

During the Renaissance one felt nostalgic for the Antiquity but instead there came industrialism.

Since the thirties there has been a younger generation and to the younger generation all that matters is stainless steel.

© Linn Hansén, Gå till historien (Norstedts 2013), translated by Linn Hansén