George Goner for The Haunted Cabaret
History is thin.
A thin web of interconnected lines of fact, with great black expanses between.
Unknown valleys and fields, of undocumented action and deeds...
This is something I have figured out, not something I have been taught. When I was young, I believed there were no more undiscovered places or events in the world. I believed what they taught in school, the history of the world presented as a thousand piece jigsaw puzzle, borders clear and well-defined. Science presented the universe the same way. Nine planets, different colored stars, galaxies beyond number, but all understandable and in their proper place, basking in the documented truth of human scientific inquiry.