In class the other day my teacher brought up a point on history. That the past and history are two different things. The past is what has happened and nothing can ever change it and nobody can ever go back to it. And history was the written record of has happened. Because it impossible to write without your perspective in the writtings, we can never know what has actually happened unless seeing from an omnicedent point of view, which happens mostly in books. After him saying this i though it tied in nicely with the old saying, there are three sides to every story, the first person's point of view, the second person's point of view, and what really happened. The truth is what really happened or happens. It ties in with the history because when someone recorded an event or something in time, it was from their perspective. It is not wrong what they saw but you do no get the whole truth so you would not get the truth at all. 1/2 or 1/3 is not the same a whole.
I guess plain and simply the truth is what really happens. Of course if you take into consideration, that everyone has a perspective and uses it, then noone could really define truth- alone, it would be the sum of all the defintions rolled into one great heaping ball of truths.
"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream."
~Edgar Allan Poe~