Something which has always astonished me is how people seem to think they know places they've never been or have just visited briefly. In the US, people seem to think they 'know' Mississippi because they've seen Mississippi Burning (about events which took place 50 years ago this spring) yet have never visited the state, know no one who lives here or has even visited.
Their 'knowledge' nearly always consists of films or television reports they've seen and little else.
It is not just Mississippi. People who have never been in Los Angeles but have seen numerous tv reports which feature Muscle Beach in Venice have sworn to me they know exactly what life is like there. Have they ever been to the LA Museum of Art? Well, no. To the Getty? Well, no. To Will Rogers State Park? Well, no. Their 'knowledge' is all second-hand.
This afternoon we had a wonderful spring day and I thought I would show you what my Mississippi looked like just a few hours ago.