A Ride in a Time Machine

I know the winter solstice doesn’t start until December 21st, however, I know winter is here when I have to start running on the treadmill again.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind running in cold weather, or if there is snow on the ground, but when it’s spitting mini ice chunks and it’s pitch black at 5:30 p.m., I’m going to the gym.

I made it through the 60 minute run with relative ease, but I had my favorite playlist and a TV in front of me. Thank goodness!

Anyway, today, I was listening to a podcast at work as I cleaned up camera raw images for the online gallery. The podcast was This American Life, episode #539 entitled The Leap.

In one of the segments the radio announcers interviewed people about time travel. As soon as the interviews started my brain was working in overdrive. I would go back to being 12! No 15! No 21! No 25! Ok, maybe 30! I just couldn’t decide. I just kept thinking, what I would want to fix. Right now it seems like there is so much of me that is broken and needs repair.

I finally decided to listen to those being interviewed. At one point, a young girl, or she sounded young, said something about not changing anything, because the outcome could be more disastrous and it may not make the person happy.

Those were wise words from such a seemingly young person. So, when I got home I asked my husband that very question that I was contemplating. I asked, “If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would that be?”

Without missing a beat, he retorted, “Nothing! I wouldn’t risk being without you. I would change nothing!”

It’s moments like these that make the dark times a little brighter.

~

Time Travel Haiku

Oh, the mess I made—
Close my eyes and wish to greet
the place I stumbled.

If you could travel back in time, would you change anything?

~Nicole

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