Hey everyone, I hope you all are doing well. I haven’t posted much in a while - my book just came out last week so that’s been eating up most of my limited time and brainpower. Now that I’ve got a moment to myself though, there’s a question that I’ve been turning over in my mind and I’d very much like to get your thoughts and insight:
When we write about the strange, wondrous and obscure, is it that the place or thing itself is awe inspiring, or is it that we make it so (or more so) by writing about it?
I realize that in some cases, of course, the subject matter is simply so jaw-droppingly odd and astounding that it calls out to be document, while in other cases it’s the hidden history or backstory that makes the place or object noteworthy. Regarding the relationship/difference/overlap between those different types of curiosities, I am now curious to hear your thoughts on the matter.