May 2, 2018 Stephen Watkins History, Quote Imaginary Brightness May 2, 2018 Stephen Watkins History, Quote “History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.”—James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans Stephen Watkins Husband. Dad. Former ad guy. Current grad student. Future teacher. Unrepentant geek.