I was reminded this weekend of what I originally wanted to blog about a few weeks ago. That happens to me a lot. I have an interesting blog topic and then poof I forget about it.
But anyway, (before I forget again) I wanted to mention
the Titanic--since it was the 100 year anniversary of its sinking a few weeks ago.
I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this, but as a writer I thought this was particularly cool, so bear with me if you already saw this somewhere.
There was one really strange aspect of the Titanic's sinking:
Morgan Robertson, 14 years before this great disaster, wrote Futility, a novel about the sinking of another enormous Atlantic liner. The author's fictional ship had about the same length and weight too--even the same high-society passenger list and an insufficient number of lifeboats. What's more is that Robertson had his ship striking an iceberg on a cold April night and sinking.
The name of Robertson's fictional ship: the Titan.
I know!! Weird, right?
Did Robertson have a premonition? Or did the author think he was making up some fantastic story and that could in no way happen in real life?
But it did make me think about how there really is no such thing as an original idea.
And that, folks, concludes your history/writer/book lesson for the week. :-)
Have you heard that Titanic trivia before? Have you read the book?
What do you think there is about the Titanic that keeps people (like me) so fascinated even after all these years?