Day 197 - Memory Gain.
Salut! Has anyone noticed the last four posts have been dedicated to beverages? Let's continue the streak today and say cheers to a drink that is near and dear to my heart, champagne. As I sit here and dream of my favorite little bubbly drink, I realized today just happens to be Bastille Day. One second thought, let's talk about Bastille Day.
To be honest, why is Bastille Day important to France? I'm not sure. Yes, I know that the french stormed the Bastille prison and Bastille Day or La fête nationale is the french national holiday. At some point I stood at the square Place de la Bastille and remember learning about the french revolution. Like pieces of a quilt before they are sewn, my memory has bits of french history and cultured stored in the grey wrinkles. My brain, however, has never brought the bits together. Perhaps today I should honor a culture that is interesting and different from my own and patch the information together.
Today's project is to create a few minutes in your day to research, read and brush up on the history of another culture. Maybe Google the history of your favorite egg dish? Look into when and why the ascot was popular? Fill in missing information that you have about a world war? Create memory gain to better understand the world around you.
Well, I have some research to do and champagne to drink. Vive la France and salute to you!