Every now and then, I requre a boost of interest in my subject of study, which is History. I get bummed out about "Why can't I do this instead?" or just the simple fact of having tons of reading I have to do for my classes. Getting out of those rutts is really hard, but defnitely possible. All it takes is a new History. :)
I call it a "new History," but really, all it is the discovery of something in History that I haven't read about before. As I cleaned my room tonight in anticipation for tomorrow's carpet cleaning, I popped in National Treasure to listen to. A movie matchable in magnificence only by Batman Begins and Beauty and the Beast, it immediately made my cleaning duty a little bit more manageable. When I got to the end, I watched the extra features for the first time, having never actually watched it on DVD.
In this extra features section, there was a learning bit about cryptography. Cryptography has always fascinated me, even though finding hidden meanings and secret codes has never been a strength of mine (sadly). That's probably why Sherlock Holmes and Dr. House are so intriguing to me, come to think of it. Anyway, in this wonderful little section of information, I learned about Cardinal Grilles.