I'm somewhat new here and I'm thinking many other history fanatics THINK LIKE ME....I know my semi-grown kids and siblings do not.
I spend a lot of time dreaming of visiting the past and planning where I'd go....Anyone else think like that? Where would you go? What mystery would you solve? What wrong might you undo... If you could go anywhere, anytime back to the creation of the universe...and come back with that knowledge, intact. Only 3 stops, taking one thing back or one thing forward.. carry-ons only
I have a long destination list that I've considered such as....
1) to find Hilters mothers place that night of conception and throw rocks at the windows. Just imagine the consequences of that!
2) to knock on Newtons door with E= MCwhatever, and get him talking.
3) to spend the night in a tent NEAR the Mountain of the Dead, Feb. 1959.
However my real cravings are for deep history, so my short list is to...
...be ON (not above) the sailing vessel for the last couple days as certain Polynesian group found and set foot on a distant island never, ever seen by a human being... If you have ever flown around the south Pacific and have not been stupified over this, you're not right. These places are just specs, it's all just an unimaginable accomplishment....of course once we've arrived, I'll show them the compass in my pocket.
....spend a long weekend with Jesus Christ. I am actually an open minded atheist, but he is certainly one of the 3 most important people who ever walked this planet. Not sure what I'll say but I want to see if he writes his name in the sand when he pees? Other manly such things? Would this be a mortal sin or just a regular one? And could you PLEASE do something with this hunk of stale bread I'm carrying around. Seriously I want to know the man.
....be one of the workers placing the capstones on the great pyramid, making the climb (however they did this) to the top and down again on that last day, and being a part of whatever ceremony follows....I want to then find a set of blueprints and when I get back to here and now, go straight to that poor man in France working from a closet on this mystery and say "here, this is for you"
If you think I'm JUST trying to be funny here you'd be wrong...I dream of this stuff to a point it actually interferes with my daily productivity. I can almost taste the saltwater and feel the sunburn. But I'm surrounded by people who just do not get it....Right now my brother is raving over some new app while watching millionaires hitting a ball with a stick....live from another continent. I merely have the knowledge of the cumulative knowledge of mankind in my shirt pocket...Does anybody get all this? What we humans have done in a couple thousand years is all just taken for granted by the ignorant majority.
PEOPLE, WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE KEEPING THE FIRE LIT AND FIGURING HOW TO WHIP THIS CAVE BEAR BEFORE HE EATS OUR CHILDREN !! THAT WAS OUR LIFE UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY.
wow, .It's all just head pounding stuff.
So anyway, where would you go?