If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose?
There are so many junctions in the historical record that I would love to be privy to or at least an eye witness. I think that one of the most important events that I would really want to be witness to is the burning of the great library of Alexandria, perhaps I could have done something to stop it because that was one of the greatest crimes against our historical record ever. Any time books and manuscripts are destroyed marks a great crime against humanity. When I think of all the knowledge lost, it makes me so very sad.
Another point in time that I would have loved to be a fly on the wall was the 18th century in Paris, France, especially the time of the grand salons where all the great philosophers, playwrights and artistes gathered discussing the grand thoughts and ideas of the era. Actually, I amend that, I would really want to be there where the founding fathers were, when they were discussing and planning the constitution, I want to know exactly their thoughts and their aims, so much has been bandied about in terms of their intentions some 200 hundred odd years later, that I want to be an eyewitness for myself. Would it make a difference in the grand scheme of things, no except for myself. I would know, plain and simple.