Footsteps full of Wonder

I’m fascinated by this thought: with each footstep I take here in Spain, there have stepped before me a long history of characters, from Vandals, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors to Catholic queens. I’ve pondered on paths where Celts may have sung, and where a Berber may have dined with a Jew. Within any given square foot there are countless stories to tell.

There’s something about living in a land steeped in history that makes me feel like my life is an exciting movie. Well, not always. Sometimes I get distracted by modern day frustrations, like bad cell phone coverage or slow internet. But all I have to do to slip back into a state of wonder is take a walk in the old city. Gazing at the remnants of Andalusia’s Moorish architecture is enough to get me dreaming again. A melody comes to me and I return home to my piano to write to a new song. If only those who came before me knew what they’ve inspired in this modern day me…

What peoples have stepped before you, wherever you live? Do you find creative inspiration in the history that fascinates you?

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