Yesterday was a weird day. Really rainy, nearly an inch and oh so very gray.
It was the kind of day that might have kept me in except I ran out of coffee and had to go out.
I’ve been working on my book. I find I have to take breaks because I am writing what amounts to the story of my life, the highlights anyway, and some of the events and the lessons learned are heavy.
So I decided to give my heart a rest from the writing and think about time travel.
I was thinking that if time travel and/or teleportation were mastered, where would I want to go, who would I want to see and what would I hope to experience?
Hopefully without sounding too out there, I can say that in theory, I believe time travel is possible. I don’t know of anyone who’s done it in the ways we tend to think about it, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be accomplished. This includes things like traveling in a dream state or other altered state of consciousness.
So…thinking about time travel and wondering where I’d go and all that.
I would go to medieval Europe and try to find out what it is about that time period that has such a pull for me in this lifetime. All my life I have been fascinated by and drawn to that era and location. I watch movies about knights, wizards, dragons and princesses every chance I get. I never get tired of those stories.
Part of what I would want to learn is what it was like to have to keep original thoughts private out of fear. Even having enough knowledge and education to express an original thought would be a privilege reserved for male clergy and nobility. And yet, knowing comes in many forms. There are people who can know things through senses other than the five we most commonly identify. Those people would not be well received by the Church I suspect. I have often wondered if one of my past lives involved me thinking spooky thoughts at the wrong time in history.
Would I travel to the future? I think that’s an interesting question for anyone. If time is linear and I could travel to what will be my future, would I? My first thought was yes, I would want to travel there and see that not only is everything good, everything is as it should be and I am surrounded by people who love me. But then I wonder what if all is not well and it’s sad and hard and depressing. I don’t believe that will happen, but I still think going to the future is a harder thing to imagine.
It occurs to me that if the concept of quantum superposition could be understood fully, humans might be able to experience omnipresence. What would it be like to be everywhere all at once because time and space do not exist?
I have long thought that time and space are not what many people think they are. Since I don’t know very many people who think like me, I don’t have any idea how most people view time and space or distance. I think time and space are constructs of the human mind developed to bring order to what is perceived as reality. Therefore if humans were able to step outside of their concepts of time and space, time travel is totally possible. Anyone who has deeply meditated knows what I am saying.
That was a fun diversion. Thinking about mythology and symbolism and metaphor are the only things I like to think about as much as I like to think about time travel and some of the recent discoveries in the world of physics.
If I have one thing going for me right now it is that I am able to amuse myself with my own thoughts. Hopefully that will help me get through this alone period I’m in.
I know there are other people in the world who are like me, there have to be. I could really use some company about now, I really hope my soul mates are traveling through time and space to find me because I am definitely looking for them.