This week's Writer's Post Blog Hop is hosted by Darla at "Blessed Little Creatures". This post was written in response to her prompt.
When I was a teenager I visited the Hermitage plantation in Nashville, Tennessee with my mom and was blown away by the pure history that surrounded me. If you listened carefully you could almost hear the whispers of the occupants that once lived there. It was mind boggling to realize a hundred years or so before folks were going about their business in that exact spot. History was being made. Andrew Jackson himself walked those same paths. He slept in that room and dined at that table. I wonder if in a hundred years or so down the road if people will wonder about me and what made me tick, where I slept, what I ate, and how I felt about things.
I eagerly anticipated history class in high school and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it is important to learn history because it is only through learning what happened in the past that we can truly understand and grasp the present and the future. Like those that came before us, we live, we learn, and proceed forward with that knowledge.