On Sunday my little brother was watching one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I could not help but sit and enjoy the swashbuckling fun with him for a few moments. It is not that I find the plot terribly interesting—it’s the time period! I am in love with the Victorian era. Everything about it fascinates me. The ornamentation, the fashion, the everyday objects that are so dissimilar yet not from our own. Any opportunity to observe the past time period I jump at. The more I study it the more I can sit back and imagine myself living there.
Over the years I have seen many visuals of the centuries that have passed. An image of a centuries old vase from Athens, Greece showing the wonders of the gods on Olympus recreated for a movie. I have seen an ornamental brush, comb, mirror set made of jade or ivory from the Victorian era through the glass case in a museum. The glossy surface of history books have shown me a sculpture—carved to perfection—showing the awesomeness and indulgence of the Renaissance. The specific, unique, and often pedantic manner in which all of these items were constructed is unique to their time period. They are history-rich and so full of life! An object-personified– because it can tell us all about the people and culture that surrounded it. The things that people used and made are as important and telling as the history books that we read in school—more so because they have soul.
If you cannot already tell I have always had a passion for archeology and history. Pieces like the ones I have described are not readily available to the everyday man. The antiques, so vibrant with stories and ghosts of the past, have all mostly been unearthed, mostly. There is one place that we can still look to discover objects of history–yet to be disclosed chapters that are a part of man’s continuing tome—the ocean. As deep, vast, and tempestuous as the ocean is—it has swallowed many ships. Ships that were stocked with bounty, art, tools, brushes, perhaps even something more valuable that we cannot yet imagine it! The glorious dream of discovering gold dablooms, pirate treasure, et cetera may be somewhat illustrious; however, artifacts are unearthed from shipwrecks by divers—just look at the divers who brought up the two oldest bottles of champagne http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-02/world-s-oldest-champagne-from-shipwreck-may-sell-for-145-million-a-bottle.html ! Some shipwrecks have been discovered—many have yet to be. The one question that YOU must ask yourself is what is awaiting ME beyond the depths of the sea: mysteries, historical breakthrough, personal epiphanies, and fame— academic or societal, really anything. The only way to find out is to set out on the adventure of your lifetime. It is a wicked adventure; however, with Morse Diving gear, you can withstand any trial set before you. Make sure that you are equipped with the Morse Diving Mark V Standard Watch so that you can track your passage in time! Email Donna @http://Sales_Service@MorseDiving.com to start your adventure! Happy diving!
‘Till Next Time