Secret Subject Swap: May 9th, 2014
Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap.
This week, 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and
were assigned a secret subject to
interpret in their own style. Today we
are all simultaneously divulging our
topics and submitting our posts.
Here are links to all the sites now
featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.
Sit back, grab a cup, and check them
all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado
Someone Else's Genius
FBX Adventures (In Parenting)
Spatulas On Parade
Stacy Sews and Schools
Confessions of a part time working mom
Evil Joy Speaks
The Bergham's Life Chronicles
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
Silence of the Mom
My subject is "If you could choose between traveling to the future or past, which would you choose and why?" submitted by Silence of The Mom.
The prospect of time travel both excites me and terrifies me. l know we
are suppossed to live in the moment, embrace the now, and understand that we are only given this day so we are to live it to the fullest.
But what if that wasn't the case? What if someone scary smart invented a time machine and allowed us to go into the past or visit the future?
Briefly, l fantasized about traveling to the past.
It would be interesting to visit historical places while they were being built. Meet the trendsetters, the revolutionaries and the innovators.
How amazing would it be to visit with
Galileo? How thrilling it would be to talk to Darwin? How tempting it would be to force birth control on Biebers parents?
How wonderful and heartbreaking would it be to see our loved ones we have lost?
How amazing and altruistic we can be by trying to stop evil men and women throughout history?
What satisfaction we can get from altering little things so good could prevail.
Actually, it is quite terrifying.
Every move we make, every person we talk to while visiting the past can alter our future.There is no way to determine what give us a better future or a worse one.
There would be no way to gage what would happen if we stopped Stalin or halted Hitler.
We would definitely be stopping horrendous atrocities at the moment, but we would never know what ripples we are creating in the future.
The past is the past. We may want to visit it, dwell in it and wish to change it but l see no good in that.
To move forward we must make peace with our past and learn and grow from it so we can ensure the best possible future for ourselves.
l am the kind of girl who skips the preface when l read a book. l always flip to the last page and read the last line.
Not always do we need a backstory to move forward. Sometimes we need to just trust in the future.
It should come as no surprise that l choose traveling to the future.
Every breath we take, every word we say, every moment we exist we are hurtling towards our future.
We are investing in our future every time we leap over a hurdle gracefully or cuss and clamber over it noisely.
We are building our life when we succeed and when we fail.
When we choose to keep going, to find the best life out there for us, what excites us we are trailblazing for ourselves and our unknown future.
I think it would be lovely to take a jaunt into the future to see where we are headed. lf it turned out how we imagined or feared.
I would love to see how my future generations of my family fared, something l would not be able to see since you know, we are mere mortals after all.
I would love to see just how far we go with technology.
It would be interesting to see how much humanity will change and evolve...or stay the same.
Everything we do, even if we do not do it in tandem, creates our future, a future we may not get to see, so l would definitely love to take that trip if it was offered.
For now though, l will make peace with my past, work towards a happy future and enjoy the present as much as l can.