The trouble with history

“This is the trouble with history. You can’t see what’s not there. You can look at an empty space and see that something is missing, but there’s no way to know what it was.” Don’t worry, I’m still reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. I find I’m happiest when I’m reading more than one book at a time, so I do. Lately, I’ve also been experimenting with reading across more than one format at a time. The Power is my current Kindle book. In addition to reading before bed, this means I can also sneak in some reading while nursing my baby.

This is the trouble with history. You can’t see what’s not there. You can look at an empty space and see that something is missing, but there’s no way to know what it was

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Formerly a mental health researcher, Emily also holds a master's degree in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.

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