Would You Like To Go Back In Time?
In Jen Lancaster's new novel, Here I Go Again, Lissy Ryder is given a potion that can help her right all her wrongs. Being the person she is, Lissy doesn't approach it cautiously. No, she throws it back like it's an espresso shot. When she wakes up and realizes she's back in the past -- back in high school -- she's elated. That would not be my reaction.
I've never had a desire to time travel. Ok, fine. I might be interested if there is a TARDIS involved but otherwise? No thanks. I don't see the appeal. I guess I figure that the events that have happened have made me who I am and the thought of not being me disturbs me. The thought of how even smallest ripple of change in the past can have huge consequences in the future -- as Lissy finds out -- might also freak me the heck out.
My reaction upon waking up in the past would not be to think it is awesome. I would not make a list of things to do that includes inventing Facebook. I'd be worrying that I was going to completely mess up the future and keep telling myself, "Don't change ANYTHING. Don't be a Biff." It seems I don't have the heart for time travel.
Would you like to travel through time?