Remembering the future

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A modest homage to Catalunya. Having left Mieres after thirty years and given our beloved house Can Musquera to the community, we now wait to see what they will decide to make of it. Sandy spent most of those thirty years charting changes in how the Mierencs construed their history and imagined their futures, as the economy ebbed and flowed and the distribution of generations changed. Some who had lived in the shadow of civil war and dictatorship were cautious or pessimistic: if times were good today, for sure this could only be temporary. Others were optimists and activists, reviving old traditions or creating new ones. In the last month we were delighted to see two contrasting projects for Can Musquera as a centre for village community appear online, one officially temperate but full of hope, one full of joie de vivre.