Marked With Empathy

I was a history major in college. The way the world has arrived at the place it is now, the causes and effects, the victors and the victims, the passive people and the active, their environments and thoughts and words, all of it fascinates me. I ate it all up, jumping from book to book like a frog on lily pads. I could read all about the triumphs and tragedies of mankind and come away from it with my mind lit up like a flame, the fire set and smoldering by the spark of curiosity and knowledge colliding. It was