"One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth forever… The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose… The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits…All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers
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nothing has changed; it is a repeat of Paris but in Madrid.
This theme is carried through the entire book and is truly pointed out in the quote from Ecclesiastes. The quote is put in the front of the book deliberately to show this easily overlooked but crucial theme. In truth this book has started and ended in the same fashion showing that the interim truly did not change anything, as often happens in life.