Have you ever thought about going back in time? Of course you have.
I don’t want to get all Isaac Asimov on you, but folks who know about these things (smart folks like the ones who used to sit behind you in science class and actually understood all that mumbo-jumbo, although they were clueless about important things like flirting and fashion) say that time is like a giant wave. The tide pushes it into the shore while simultaneously dragging it back out again. Time folds in on itself in a never-ending cycle.
As long as science has been wrestling with the “how” of time, the rest of mankind has been pondering the all-important “what”.
What would you do if you could turn back the hands of time?
I know what I would do. I know, because I’ve done it.
You read that right.
I had the chance to hang-ten on the cosmic surfboard of time and I’m here to tell you, it’s not easy to decide how to use such an opportunity. Should you…
Meet a famous person of the past?
Get romantically involved with someone, hopping back and forth across the barrier of time so they might be a geezer or a child the next time you see them, which runs the risk of being seriously creepy?
Use the extra time to accomplish the things you always meant to do, but never got around to?
Change history, like how Napoleon’s Uncle Rico wanted do-overs on that high-school football game that would have changed his life if the coach had put him in?
I pondered carefully and, in the end, I went with my gut instinct. When Man forced Nature to do his bidding and the hands of time were miraculously swept back an hour on Sunday morning…I slept in.
How did you handle your time travel?