Even if

Even if you were Donald Dewar, the inaugural first minister of Scotland, and even if you were revered in your lifetime, and even if your countrymen have erect a nine foot tall statue in your honour at the top of Buchanan Street at Concert Hall, in the very heart of Glasgow,

even if all of that is true and more, it is also true that the world will continue to change around you to something you might not have recognized, and it is also true that down through the years birds will continue to stand atop your head.

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