Sunday, March 2, 2008
My time -machine!
The prompt at Sunday Scribblers was time machine. The movies and books have always been my time machines. One brings the past alive visually while the other flies you there with just words. If you've succeeeded in reaching the destined place and felt the characters' pain/joy, then the book has served its prupose.
Personally, what better time machine do i have, than the internet? I speak to my sister in Boston when it is day here and night there. I catch up with my family and friends back in India, where they are over two hours behind. I even have a crystal ball - my webcam!!In a day, I cross various time zones leaving virtual footprints in blogs of people in different countries.
Having said that , if ever a time machine is invented, i wouldn't use it. There is no point in going back to a past that has made me what i am. There is no future and no magic, if you can go forward in time and know what is going to happen. I would rather live in the present enhancing my limited knowledge, gathering my experiences and hopefully be a wizened time machine for my grandchildren (assuming , of course that they would want to know about 'the good 'ol days'!)