As they recede into the shadows, idleness, apathy, and lassitude come to the forefront.
Peace has become boring, bland, unchallenging - stagnant.
Now our attention turns to the quick fix, the instant celebrity, the fad, the one-nighter, the current buzz.
There is no room for depth.
If you are a passionate soul, you must wait for a better time to find kindred spirits.
In these times, they are only curious legends, bas-relief, dead poets.