Today, I’m bringing back a blog topic that I love. It’s basically a quick post on a current favorite thing that I enjoy based off of one of my favorite Goethe quotes.
Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and — if at all possible — speak a few sensible words. Goethe
I just finished my first solo cross-country drive from California to Georgia. It was much more pleasant that I’d anticipated. I drove no more than 8 hours per day and I listened to a lot of really awesome podcasts along the way.
The Memory Palace is hands down my favorite podcast from the drive. Nate DiMeo, the author, tells a brief vignette about some event or person in history. Episode 73 is profound and makes me want to start my own podcast. It’s full title is: Notes on an Imagined Plaque to be Added to the Statue of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, Upon Hearing that the Memphis City Counci has Voted to Move it and the Exhumed Remains of General Forrest and his Wife, Mary Ann Montgomery Forrest, from their Current Location in a Park Downtown, to the Nearby Elmwood Cemetery.
It’s only 11 minutes long so check it out:
And to remember that memorials aren’t memories. They have motives. They are historical. They are not history itself. Nate DiMeo