I had a dream once... I was told by an unknown force that time didn't behave the way I thought. I was shown a flat piece of paper. "You think time starts here and progresses to there." A point on the left was indicated for the beginning, and a spot on the right for later. "Time isn't like that." The paper was crumpled up and a place was marked with a black marker where 2 folds touched. "In reality, these times are close together." The paper was smoothed out. The black dots were far apart when the paper was flat. "The universe has folds in it like the paper. Some times are easily touched from the present, and the present isn't as absolute as you think."
Well! Mess with my reality! I couldn't imagine coming up with this idea on my own and wondered who was teaching me such things.
I woke up feeling like I ought to inform NASA or someone in authority about how time works. Of course, I didn't. Who needs a folder on themselves at a government agency documenting radical thinking? (It's so much better to blog about it!)
Sometimes I think novels about time travel wouldn't exist if there wasn't some part of our minds that believes it's possible. Why can't we peek through the veil at the past or future events? Maybe it's just a deep desire to correct the tragedies of the past? Anticipate the tragedies of the future?
Mostly, I try to avoid politics on this blog. I have opinions. I'm pretty sure regular visitors can guess my opinions. I just want this to be a pleasant place instead of foot stomping rants about the general public's stupidity and ignorance. Sometimes I wonder if I'd spoken up more before the last election whether or not I could've had an influence? Probably not -- yet, what if all the sane people had spoken up more? Maybe collectively we could've changed things?
Current events in the US and in other democracies are comparable to watching the destruction of Rome or the Nazi-fication of Germany. Except, the present stupidity is worse than the fall of an empire or murder of specific types of people. It will be in the 80s (F) this week in Ohio, that's not right. People are dying in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands because the strength of hurricanes is part of climate change, and the government is slow to help these people because they're not white enough. (...deleting obscenities...) US officials aren't working to protect the safety of our elections because Russian interference worked out for Republicans.
If I could time travel, I'd like to peek ahead 50 years to see whether or not Earth still exists as we know it. I'd go back in time and try to argue more persuasively to the idjits.
Unrelated, I have ranted about wildlife decimating my gardening efforts. Since the groundhog kept eating my Swiss chard, I planted some in an indoor pot. I couldn't understand why it didn't grow very well despite my best efforts. I wondered if the groundhog had found a way inside -- and then I caught my dog eating it. Varmints inside and out!