Friday, February 29, 2008

Time

Although I have always tried to trend away from the geek title, I have to sheepishly admit I have an obsession with time and especially time travel. I was reminded of this while watching last night's episode of Lost. And while I was left shaking my head and texting my brother a WTF message, I loved every second of Desmond's travels through time.

This fascination of mine probably started with A Wrinkle in Time, but it was primarily fueled through Quantum Leap. I loved this show and couldn't wait to see what Sam Beckett would put right each week. The Back to the Future movies gave me more to think about, but let's face it only the first one was any good. Years later when I first read one of my favorite books of all time, The Time Traveler's Wife, I was totally hooked on the idea of transcending normal time constraints.

Maybe I am so into time travel because I am interested in history, in fact, I really liked the Michael Crichton book Timeline, but didn't enjoy the movie as much. Like the characters in this book, I would love to see periods of history first hand, but I would also want to revisit periods of my life like in Time Traveler's Wife. Tops of my list would be Elizabethan England, the American Revolution and the night I was born.

Since I never took a physics class and can't figure out how to time travel, I'll stay busy trying to figure out what is going on in the weekly Lost episodes. And leave you with this: if you could time travel, what would you experience?

1 comment:

Mikalene said...

Hands down it would be the Elizabethian era. No novel, travel show or movie can REALLY capture what the clothing, the art and architecture must have been like.

A close second place would be late 1700's France with Louis XVI/Marie Antoinette and then Napolean/Josephine...but I think the revolution would have been a scary period.