Also in the pile is the Documentary series The War by Ken Burns. Nathan and I only caught the end of this documentary on our trip this fall when we stayed with the lovely Katie and Mark but we both found it so interesting and wished we could have seen the whole thing.
My Paw is completely taken with Wylie’s love and interest in history – especially anything to do with WW II – and so for Christmas Wylie received this boxed set of DVDs from my sweet grandparents. I of course promptly stole them for myself…. While watching them I realized how much I love this era in history and how much I love this sort of documentary, the kind with lots of interviews, pictures and information about how people really lived during that time, instead of just a long list of dates and places. And then I remembered “well, duh, you were a History Major in college!” and I had to giggle at myself.
Watching The War sparked a part of my brain I haven’t used in awhile – or that I don’t use enough, and I am resolved that in the new year I will visit the library more, discovering new books and documentaries that will stretch my brain and inspire me, taking the time to go slow and browse the many many rows of untapped information and inspiration and make room in my week for that perfect combination of silence and discovery… That is going to be my New Years Resolution!
What is yours?