A contant romance

by chuckofish

Buffalo Bill

As we look into the open fire for our fancies, so we are apt to study the dim past for the wonderful and sublime, forgetful of the fact that the present is a constant romance, and that the happenings of to-day which we count of little importance are sure to startle somebody in the future, and engage the pen of the historian, philosopher, and poet.

–William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, preface to The Old Santa Fe Trail by Colonel Henry Inman