Not everyone wants to look to history for a writing push. (Speaking of writing pushes, I seriously need one. I'm swearing that I'm going to improve. Though, I'm not going to cut back on the sailing, the kayaking, the fiction-writing, and the other things that distract me from my vows to keep this blog going.)
I definitely find history fruitful--look hard enough, and you'll glean plenty of images and odd situations to inspire, or at least give you pause. Don't forget, Santayana's reminder:
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
|Boston, Located on the south side of the Old North Church stands a small area set aside to commemorate the soldiers lost in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. Hundreds of dog tags representing the fallen soldiers from these conflicts hang closely together. When the wind blows one can hear the distinctive metal chimes as they clang together to make their eery music. (from http://awinsomejourney.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/boston-names.jpg)|