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So, have you ever read a book, or seen a movie, or heard a story, that made you wish you could live in that time or that place or in that setting? Have that challenge or experience that adventure?
I have no sense of what year the movie Witness came out, but I do know that was a very stressful period in my life. I was really drawn to that movie, and sometimes I wished I could have a simpler life, or could live in a simpler time. (I feel (fairly) certain dancing in the barn with Harrison Ford had nothing to do with it!)
When I was young, I would hear stories from my uncle and others who had worked on the railroads when they were booming – and it seemed like it would have been exciting to have been a part of something like that.
Perry Mason definitely made me want to become a lawyer. It can be interesting sometimes to think about the road not taken.
Anyway… how about you guys? Have you ever read a book, or seen a movie, or heard a story, that made you wish you could live in that time or that place or in that setting? Did any of those stories change your path?