Wednesday, September 15, 2010

RTW: Historical eras!

This week's RTW!

This Week's Topic:
If you could travel back to any historical era for research purposes, which would you choose?

Wow, this one's fitting. In writing class today we had to do an exercise where we pulled genres out of a hat and wrote on them. One of them was historical fiction, and although I didn't pick historical fiction (mystery/suspense and sci-fi FTW) I had a backup plan as to where I would set it.

There is no question.

18th century Austria.

Why? Because that is the era of a great man I admire called Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Possibly the most gifted (and likely eccentric) musician to grace our planet.

Whenever someone asks me what kind of autograph I would like, the first name that bounces in my head would be "MOZART!" And then my shoulder slump as I realize "Oh right, he died when he was 35.." Almost all artists hold sad stories...

It's true, though. I'm a music junkie. I love Mozart. I love Debussy too but there is a quality to Mozartean music I can never get enough of. It's true that he is a simple composer. Compared to the complexities of Bach counterpoint and 19th-20th century chord exploration, Mozart's a doodler. But it's because of his simplicity that I admire his genius. You really have to listen to understand...

Okay I'm getting off topic here but really, I'd love to research that era FIRST HAND!

So I really wanna meet Mozart... :( *fangirls*

Where would YOU go if you suddenly found a time machine in the inner bowels of that mysterious thing we call our government?


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