Today’s daily prompt, “Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which do you choose, and why?”
Yes! My mad man in a blue box has finally arrived. Then I read the fine lines. Past or future. No traveling the universe. Depression started to set in. I really wanted to see the universe. Explore different times and places, briefly. I have no intentions of staying. And with the said time machine, I am committed to staying someplace other than home.
I let my mind wander.
I could travel backwards, decade by decade. Living the history I soak up in books and movies. Being part of history has it’s appeal. Nothing like first hand experience. But what happens when I reach my finally destination? Stuck. No thank you.
I could travel forwards, decade by decade. Witnessing the future unfold. Do we destroy ourselves or rebuild ourselves? I really don’t want to see us destroy ourselves, my family fade away. No thank you. Beautiful thought, rebuilding a utopia of peace and love. Lingering in my mind, this is not my place. I wasn’t meant to be part of this. Or was I? It doesn’t matter. I have made my decision.
I will stay put. Right here. Right now. Learn from the past and do my best to help the future endeavors of utopia.