Friday, March 23, 2012
You know you're a history fan when...
I do this all the time.
Also, quite possibly I...
Wonder what it would be like to have Daniel Day Lewis' Hawkeye from The Last of the Mohicans corner me by the nearest waterfall and utter:
"You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you."
(Picture included for your sighing pleasure. Although, sadly, the actual hug is not.)
If you're contemplating rolling your eyes at me, go ahead. :)
Despite my silly musings, I really do love history-and not just the kind that includes stoic, fit, men covered in leather.
But, no, I won't lie; that is a plus.
Honestly, I'm always astounded that what we read in books has actually occurred, and that what's happening right now will someday be considered future history.
Kinda weird, but cool, right?
If you're a history fan/buff, do you have a favorite era, well known figure, event, etc. that intrigues you? And if you could go back in time, what period would you choose?
I find the 1920's fascinating, and think I'd love the big bands, bobs, and flapper dresses. But maybe not all the violent gangsters so much. Native American history totally intrigues me, so I'd love to observe their customs, rituals, etc. Also, the 1700's/Revolutionary War era is another favorite of mine.
On a shallower final note, if there ever is a Last of the Mohicans-the sequel-with Daniel Day Lewis, I'll happily stand in for Madeleine Stowe as Cora Munro. :)