There are three main branches in the study of History:
The History of the Past
The History of What Happened
The History of What the Hell Happened!
The last, less respected than the others, is sometimes known as The History of One Damned Thing After Another.
There are three even less reputable branches of history:
The History of the Future
The History of What Might Have Happened
The History of What Never Happened
Most historians don’t recognize these branches. Even some of the more refined poets look down upon them.
Still they are thunderstorms, pummeling fields of cantankerous, yearning weeds
young weeds that spout from drenched soil and spew outlaw seeds
– Ethan Goffman