As soon as I heard of the concept of a “historical crush”, Abraham Lincoln became my very first boyfriend. I think he was a unique kind of genius, shrewd and humble, and I’ve loved everything I’ve ever learned about him. I appreciate that he could sometimes be forgetful and I find it heartening to know that he waited until the last minute to write The Gettysburg Address. 😊 I love what a big thinker he was, the stories he told, and the big questions he asked. Of course I admire his convictions. I love that he was gutsy enough to invite his enemies to be in his cabinet and I love that he was honest.
We are headed into learning about the Civil War and so I recently watched the 2012 Lincoln movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Every scene was beautiful (thank you Steven Spielberg) and I felt like I got to know Lincoln a lot better. I’m not sure if anyone else could have maneuvered the end of the war the way Lincoln did. If you have the chance to watch the movie, take it!
Hope you are having a great start to your week!