Time travel in your mind

January 28, 2011


Knowing myself to wax nostalgic I alter my reality from time to time.

How?

I pretend that in the future I have decided to come back to my present reality at age 57, and experience everything as though it was my second time through, enjoying it even more.

Try it sometime with your reality. Consider the opposite: imagine you are really 15 years old, but you step into the time machine and become 82 (your actual age). How does that feel?

I suppose you could take the exercise to an extreme and pretend that you are actually dead and have been granted permission to return for just this one day.

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CTRoosevelt January 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Ooh, interesting, I’ve never done that.
I have sometimes, however, sent time-telegrams into my past.
If I ever, at a bad time, echoed the classical thought “Perhaps someday even this will be pleasant to remember,” I send back a note to myself from now, and say, “It turns out all right! Hang in there!” –such as I used to imagine getting.
(Not that I ever imagined I’d be saying this to you, Roger, nearly thirty years after we knew each other.)

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