Time--2017 A to Z Theme

My theme for the 2017 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is "Time". The posts will be more philosophical, contemplative, and even autobiographical than instructional. No time management tips planned, but you never know with A to Z.

Always a work in progress--welcome to my blog...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Time Travel (#atozchallenge)


      I'd like to travel back in time to see if I really did some of the stupid things I seem to remember doing.





Time Travel

      Some of you regular readers of my blog perhaps are aware of my interest in the topic of time travel.  I've written more than a few blog posts about time travel.  It's one of my favorite genres of film and literature.  If I hear about a television show having to do with time travel then I will likely watch it until they take it off the air.

        As for actual time travel, if it were real and safe, you can darn well bet that I'd be willing to go back in time.  As long as I were able to return in an intact state of good health, I'd be a willing subject to journey back into the past.  I'd have to give the future a second thought since I wouldn't have anything specific I'd want to see, but the past is another story---There are so many places, people, and events I'd like to experience first hand

        If I could travel back only a month or two from today, I'd finish the rest of my A to Z posts since now I've come to the point where I'm whipping out posts at the last minute.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one doing this.  And it won't be the first time for me.  In some ways working under pressure suits me.  It's not my preference, but even as far back as my days in school, the procrastinated last minute paper due to be turned in tomorrow seems to be a common state of affairs.

         Just saying.   In fact, this post you are reading now could very well be the lead-in for my next post.   After all, my A to Z posts are all about time,  Time is my theme.  My posts for the Challenge are travelling through time.  Yeah.  That's my story and  I'm sticking to it.  It's a series and it travels through time.

         If you could travel through time, where would you go?   Thinking of a potential scientific theory, how do you think a person could travel through time if it could absolutely happen?   Do you have any remaining posts left to compose for the Challenge?


        Watch for an announcement at the A to Z Blog about the upcoming A to Z Reflections post day which will be on Monday May 8th.

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37 comments:

  1. Time travel ? No I don't want to go back in time . I think the present and the future is important. The mistakes I have made I have learned from them so don't wish to be reminded of them .
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yvonne, but what if we are mistaken about the past and what we believe to have been mistakes? Sometimes a retrospective look can be revealing.

      Lee

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  2. I don't wish to revisit my own past, that's known and pretty mundane. If I could go back deeper - yes! I'd love go back and meet some of my favourite writers, and/or see life as it was lived 500 or 5000 years ago.

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    1. Nilanjana, it would be so interesting to go back to see if things were really like they seem to be from what we think we know. Did food taste the same? What was everyday life like in populated areas? What were people discussing? It would be fascinating to immerse oneself temporarily in the past. Just so I could come back safely to where I had started.

      Lee

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  3. Too much wisdom and you would never have made the mistakes that gave you that wisdom. So I don't know if time travel would have helped. lol

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    1. Ann, I wouldn't want to change anything--not even mistakes. I'm okay with the way things turned out, but I'd like to satisfy my curiosity about some things.

      Lee

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  4. Lee,

    I think if I could go back in time, I'd like to go back the year to the days when I was pregnant with my first child. I would tell DH the things I know now to prepare us for the future with the hopes of changing the way things have played out. I don't know if knowing what we do now would make a difference even if I could change this but it would be worth the try. I don't regret the way things turned out but at the same time I know it could be better. We always did what we thought was the best for our children regardless if they saw it that way or not. They won't even begin understand the sacrifices we made until they are facing parenthood. Speaking of time, this is the first year for to have all of my A2Z posts completed and it's been a huge help, too. Thanks for hosting the fun and for your faithfulness to visit me frequently!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    Art Sketching Through the Alphabet “T” (Treehouse)

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    1. Cathy, if there were something I could change that would affect me in the present it would be to set aside more money for the future and not waste it on certain dumb expenditures. But then that would be messing with the time line and I don't think that is wise.

      Lee

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  5. I would travel back in time to the late 1800s and/or early 1900s, and buy all the beaded purses and marbles I could get my hands on!!!!!!!

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    1. JoJo, well, if you could do something like that I would also stock up on a lot of things that interested me and bring them back. Or at least hide them in a place where I could find them later.

      Lee

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  6. "If I could travel back only a month or two from today, I'd finish the rest of my A to Z posts since now I've come to the point where I'm whipping out posts at the last minute. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one doing this." You're definitely not the only one, Lee. Major procrastinator, here. I would love to travel back in time and witness historical events. From a safe distance, of course. Exploring ancient ruins is something I love. My mind transports back to those times and I envision what life was like there.

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    1. Debbie D, I'd want to be safe by all means, but I'd also want to be as close to any action as possible. Seeing the old buildings back when they were new and in their glory would be a very exciting thing.

      Lee

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  7. If I could travel back in time, it would be to a time before I was born. Perhaps to watch Easter Island as the statutes were being built just to see how the heck they did that.

    I would like time travel to be only a witness type thing - not so future people (us) to interact with historical ones. A portal into the past.

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Tide Pools in Puerto López

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    1. Forgot to mention that I am finishing my V post and need to start W. You are not alone! Sundays have saved me - I write Monday and Tuesday (and sometimes Wednesday) on Sundays.

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    2. Emily, you might be watching those Easter Island heads for a long time as I don't imagine it all happened in a day. ON the other hand if they were assisted by an advanced alien culture...

      Lee

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  8. I wouldn't go back far, just the 60's when I lived as a young man in London. I'd like to find out what I did, because most of it is still a blur!

    I haven't been writing ahead at all, infact tomorrow's isn't done yet!

    Another day in Amble Bay!

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    1. Keith, I'd love to go back to the 60's. It's a blur to me as well. But so is much of my life.

      Lee

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  9. If it were possible, which I doubt it, once you go back you instantly change things. So the time you left stays as is while you are stuck in a new timeline and can't get back to your timeline. That or what has happened was meant to happen. I'd go get the lottery numbers in the future. Screw going to the past, I wouldn't want to get stuck. But time is made by man, it can be judged differently, therefore time travel I doubt is possible. Or at least time travel to exactly where you want to be.

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    1. Pat, we'll likely never know what the repercussions of time travel would be, but I'd be willing to give it a shot.

      Lee

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  10. Travel of any kind is my fascination, but to be able to travel in time is at the top of my list. I'd love to go back and, like you, see if I really did what I remember.

    I couldn't do the AtoZ this year, but I am stopping in at some blogs to add encouragement.

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  11. I would like to travel back through time to observe my grandmother. She was such an interesting lady and unfortunately I didn't get to record her life events before she died.

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  12. No A-Z Challenge for me this year. There are a couple of time periods I would love to visit. Especially to see Jesus and Shakespeare.

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  13. I finished my A to Z posts before April 1, so I'm good there.

    I keep thinking I'd like to go back to when my father died and coach myself through lots of things I know I got wrong the first time.

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  14. I'd love to travel either back or forwards in time, though there's that nagging fear of doing some seemingly insignificant thing that upsets the entire balance of history (either on a grand scale or within one's own family) and leads to a much different present.

    I'd love to visit prehistory, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Renaissance, the 1920s, or the 1960s. It'd also be fun to visit and live in NYC when it was still possible for normal-income people to live there comfortably and enjoy a good cost of living. I know many people who live there today are neither rich nor living in Section Eight housing, but the overall cost of living was much lower in decades past. The city I've read about in historical fiction and memoirs seems so far away.

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  15. I wouldn't mind going back to poke around... as long as I don't have to meet my younger self. Let him figure it out for himself like I did. I'd just like to go back and see some of the times I miss.

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  16. I would go back in history, just to be a person drinking tea in a cafe, watching Einstein go to his work in the patent office. That would be enough for me.

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    1. Oh, and I would like to listen to Mark Twain tell a story.

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  17. Oh my goodness, yes! If I could go back to my March self, I would sit her butt in the chair and make her finish more of the posts ahead of time!

    I remember going back into my kindergarten room as an adult and being amazed at how small the kitchen set looked. When I was 5 it was the best and the biggest. Not so much decades later. I would love to go back and revisit other people and events just to see them through older eyes.

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  18. A Topic that we often discuss (and argue) with ourself, good Sir Arlee... made many "mistakes" (as well as "poor judgement")...

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  19. Good Time Historian books by author Connie Willis. My "T" entry was about Time travel also and listed some of her books to read, also tomorrow's "U" entry deals with time travel also. hdhstory.net/Storyblog

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  20. I have four more posts left to write! Hoping to get at least two done today :)
    I love time travel too...if there is a tv show or a movie, you can bet I'm watching it. If I could go back in time, and not have it affect my current timeline, I'd go back and visit my grandparents...I miss them!
    ~Katie
    TheCyborgMom

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  21. I'd like to know if it was safe and I wasn't going to change the present or future because that's scary stuff. I'd just observe very unobtrusively. Perhaps to see some of Charles Dickens' public book readings - he was very charismatic. I'm sure there's loads of other stuff. I still need to finish all my posts too - being organised is a good intention but it usually doesn't work out!

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  22. I am always intrigued by time travel and would love to do this. I'f I could pick a place as well, I would love to see the Titanic. I would love to see how certain places looked like before we destroyed it...like Niagara Falls before all the tacky shops were there or Hollywood circa 1911 just when some of the film crew were coming out that way. I finally finished writing my A To Z on Monday

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    1. Birgit, I'd like to be on the Titanic voyage but be able to get off before it went down. Seeing places in their past forms would be so cool.

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  23. Time Travel would have it's positive points and negative ones. It would be painful to return if visiting someone who is not in our present, but on that same note just to see them again would be amazing. So then you have to weigh out, is it worth losing them all over again to just see them one last time?

    Beyond that though. On the more important matter of last minute posting. I love planning in advance but the anticipation of what is to post kills me! And normally by the time something posts that I planned in advance the romance is dead as I've already charted new more exciting ventures. Though it is far less stressful to take care of business before pleasure, no? ;)

    www.shopgirlanonymous.com

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    1. Shopgirl, I'd like to visit people in my past anonymously so as not to disrupt the time continuum or confuse anybody.

      The freshness of a post can certainly be lost if done too far in advance, but comments on that post make up for that in my opinion.

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