Okay, so the title should say more like 3 million things I didn’t know. But I can’t list them all here and you would be bored after say 7 or 8.
As I research for my novels I feel as though I’m back in my high school history class, wildly taking notes and soaking in all the interesting facts about places and people who lived before me. I remember sitting in class, wondering what it would be like to travel in time and visit all the people I read about.
What must their lives have been like?
What did the air smell like then? What did the different textures of fabric feel like against my skin, and how did the sound of horses clipping along cobbled streets echo against tall drafty homes?
So I’m getting a little romantic about the past. But in reality, the times and places I’m studying now are not so romantic, or happy.
World and American history is filled with sadness, injustice, war, defeat and rebellion.
But this is the stuff we are made of. I’m finding there is so much I don’t know about America’s past. So many important events never brought up in history class. I want to know about those things. They’re full of story and intrigue. They’re loaded with lessons we need to learn. There are fascinating people who lived and died without their story being told.
I don’t have time to learn it all, or write all the stories there are to tell. But I’m giving it my best shot cause it’s what lights that flame in my talents and gifts.
What is your igniter? (I don’t think that’s a word, but you know what I mean) I really want to know. Don’t make me add you to my 3 million things list!