One of my favorite TV shows now is Downton Abbey. I’m sure there are many fans of the show out there, who appreciate just how wonderful this series is. I am a sucker for historical dramas, so this is right up my alley. Seriously, the only novels I read are period pieces and I’m pretty sure I’ve watched every movie under the historical drama genre in Netflix. I can’t get enough! Ever since I was a kid, I loved history and watching any actress in a corset and petticoat. Until recently, I never took the opportunity to think why this is.
The one good explanation I can come up with, other than the one that most historical dramas are awesome, is that I am able to go back and experience another time, one in which everyone seems carefree and happy and the only thing to be worried about was what to wear to the next ball (I love the novel Pride and Prejudice as well as the mini series with Colin Firth because he is Darcy). Now, realistically speaking, I know that not everything in the past was wonderful and carefree. In fact, it was probably extremely stressful. Hygiene was poor, food was probably a luxury, and the majority of citizens were probably low income. However, I’m not talking about reality. I’m talking about what I see in films and read in books. I definitely wish the chivalry was as abundant as Jane Austen makes it out to be. For instance, the other day I was walking out of my favorite pizza place with a pizza and two liter of diet Pepsi, which was precariously balancing on the box and beneath my chin. A guy, about my age, came through the door I was going to exit and he looked right at me, and didn’t show the slightest movement to hold the door. Hu…I’m a woman and I would have held the door for him. Darcy would have held the door! 🙂 I digress…
Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and just live it for awhile, without my current understanding of microorganisms and the fear of constant contamination. I literally feel like I can see the germs covering every surface around me. It would be nice for once to not know of their existence. It would be better to just accept that people get sick and die and that this is how life is.
Although it’s fun to think about, I accept that time travel will probably never happen during my lifetime and that’s ok. For now, I will just have to stick to watching historical dramas and reading my books 🙂