dear her interactive,
i’m graduating from college in a few days-magna cum laude with a b.a. in european history and a minor in french-and i feel like you’re to thank for that.
i vividly remember first playing treasure in the royal tower at the tender age of twelve and immediately becoming fascinated with the story line about marie antoinette and the french revolution. my historical education up until that point had been simplistic and uninteresting, and i never really thought about the topic beyond what i learned in school. this game, however, sparked a deep curiosity in me. i wanted to know more about what happened, who was involved, why they did what they did. i began to see history as i still view it today-that “mighty dramos enacted upon the theatre of times,” the ‘characters’ all playing their roles to perfection. i paid more attention in history classes, read nonfiction books for fun, devoured period dramas.
the spring semester of my freshman year in college i declared european history as my major and haven’t looked back since. i worked hard, met some absolutely awesome people, learned things that completely amazed me. not for one second have i ever regretted this choice.
and i owe it all to you, a childhood hero, and a quirky professor who ate chicken wings and idolized marie antoinette.
a grateful budding historian