It’s funny how we try and carve out pieces of history to put on display— trying to capture what happened in all the dusty, muddy details. I wonder how our ancestors would feel. Would they feel proud we are trying to keep history alive? Validated their lives are on display? Or disappointed that we are focusing on the past instead of forging our own paths?
“Jessica!” a frustrated friend grabbed my attention, “Come on! We have to finish the museum assignment! Stop staring at a bucket and brick wall! Move on!”
I chuckled. ‘Move on.’ Interesting advice.
DISCLAIMER: Yes, this story is supposed to be a thinker, but it does NOT mean I personally believe that we shouldn’t learn from history. Sometimes I just think we focus too much on the past where we forget to apply the lessons we learn to fixing the present. Make sense?
Word Count: 97
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