I just finished reading Time Enough For Love by Suzanne Brockmann and I really enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed the premise of the story.
It’s about a man who travels back from the future in a time machine of his own creation to try to stop his younger self from inventing this very same time machine, because when he does create the time machine all hell breaks lose. All he needs to do to stop this impending disaster is convince the love of his life and his younger self to fall in love three years before it’s too late. If he’s successful, he will no longer exist, if not, all hell breaks lose, as mentioned above.
Confusing? A little, but not too much. Ms Brockmann handles the story line fairly well, considering that she claims to be a confirmed card-carrying trekkie. I wonder if she watches The Big Bang Theory? (My favorite show since the end of Lost.)
I’ve also just finished reading the classic, Time and Again by Jack Finney, which is also about time travel – go figure. You would think I like this stuff. (answer: Yes) In Time and Again, New York city in the 1880’s is a major character, not just the setting. You can tell the author really did his research and fell in love with the old New York.
I think the lure of living another life in another time is what makes time-travel stories so popular. That, and the ability to go back and explore history, if not perhaps change it for the better. But who’s to say that any one change will really create a better tomorrow? Each change creates consequences of its own. There’s no way to know how a seemingly minor action of today will affect tomorrow.
So, as I was saying in my last post, since we seem to be locked in the present, all we can do is get up every day and do our best, or in the words of Carol King: You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on our face and show the world all the love in our hearts, then people gonna treat you better, you’re going to find, yes you will, that you’re beautiful as you feel.
Enjoy now, for if you can enjoy now, you can Enjoy Always, T
But it doesn’t hurt to dream about tomorrow and yesterday. 🙂