time travel

Traveling Back In Time

Paul Nigh's 'TeamTimeCar.com' Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine

Paul Nigh’s ‘TeamTimeCar.com’ Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TeamTimeCar.com-BTTF_DeLorean_Time_Machine-OtoGodfrey.com-JMortonPhoto.com-01.jpg

In the summer of 1985, Back to the Future was released.  I loved that movie – still do. So, it’s probably no surprise that I’ve considered the possibilities of time travel.  And I have to answer the question:

What would I do if a time traveling DeLorean landed in my front yard?

I’d climb in, shut the door and press the gas!

My first stop would be in 1977.  I’d talk to a much younger me.  I’d explain that those bumps in the night were products of a very active imagination – something that will serve me well in the future.  I’d also explain that yes, Darth Vader did look scary, but he would become a favorite character as I grew older.

My next stop would be 1983.

Every Breath You Take by The Police would probably be playing on MTV.  I don’t even want to think about my feathered hair and tight stonewashed jeans.  I’d explain that big changes were about to happen – but I’d be okay.  I’d advise myself to embrace opportunities, to have faith in my abilities – that my teenage dream of writing wasn’t unrealistic.  It’s achievable but only if I have the courage to pursue it.

If you stumbled across a time machine, when would be your destination?