If you think about it, the history of mankind is an interesting one.
Full of mystery. Full of surprise. Full of unknowns.
The pyramids. Stonehenge. Venus of Willendorf. Chauvet Cave. Python Cave. The list is endless.
Did you ever wonder about what’s beneath your feet? Everything that happened before we were here, and even before that? To me, it’s mind-boggling. And it’s these unknowns that spark my interest and get my creative side really going. There’s so much mystery in our history and I’m intrigued by who came before us. Who these people they were, how the lived, where they came from. The ancients. Our ancestors. The beings who were here and that, somehow, got us to where we are today. Archaeologists and historians and people who are far smarter about this stuff than I am have such wonderful explanations to answer at least part of this. But definitely not all.
For me, that’s a major wow. A serious eye-opener. And it’s a wow I love to play with.
When I started writing Covet (Book 2 of the Past Life Series), I knew that David and Lottie’s relationship was a very old one. And David, being the Alpha Male he is, had a specific past I wanted to uncover. Finding it, believe it or not, came quickly for me. As that Alpha Male, I could so easily picture him in Paleolithic times. The whole “I am your male, you are my female” kind of mindset. But I also knew that the caveman mentality was a very limited one, especially when thinking about the people of this very curious and very unknown era. Knowing that we don’t know a whole lot about our past gives me license to be creative. And to question all the things we’ll never, ever know.
I mean, think about it. We’re learning that people who lived tens of millennia ago were capable of abstract thinking that we’ve never really given them credit for. And the mysteries behind their lives? One can only imagine how so many ancient structures were built when man, today, can’t even do it.
Just think of all the artifacts and history still buried beneath our feet, undiscovered.
Just think of all the unknowns about our past that we will never find.
It makes me wonder…
What about you?
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