Dwelling on the Past

I will be reviewing a book for you shortly, but not today.  “Shucks,” you say?  Well, that’s okay.  We’ll save it for another day.

But it is relevant.  It relates to the title of this post inasmuch as one of the tips in the book is, “Don’t dwell on the past.”

Great advice, but how can one avoid thinking that way?

The author (who’s name you will find out in the future), says we should schedule some time in our day to think about the past so it does not consume us.  That’s a weird thing to do, isn’t it?

Like, “Honey can you give me a few minutes, please?  I’m going to go into my room and dwell on the past a little.”

Nope.  The thing I should be concentrating on is how to go back and make a few little tweaks to the past that will set me up perfectly now.  I’m sure it is possible.  It seems like there are weird glitches in “The Matrix” and so-called “Mandela Effects” happening all the time.  There are black holes and wormholes and spacetime and light speed.  There are the Akashic records.  There are the quantum computers.  There is meditation.  Peyote.  Ayahuasca.  Shrooms.  Alien abductions.

One of these things unlocks the key to going back.  I just need a quick trip.  Drop off the six lucky numbers.  Redeem the ticket and I’m all good.

I had to explain all this to my kid yesterday.  She was asking about Ebeneezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

I told her everything she needs to know about time travel can be found in a few of my favourite movies:

  • Back to the Future I, II, and III
  • Terminator II
  • Predestination
  • Looper
  • Primer
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Source Code
  • Groundhog Day
  • Interstellar
  • Arrival
  • The Time Machine
  • 12 Monkeys (my personal favourite)


What’s your favourite time travel movie, and why?  What would you change if you could go back?



12 thoughts on “Dwelling on the Past

  1. While there are quite a few things I wouldn’t want to relive…. I’m not sure I’d change a thing. The trials and tribulations, the pain and the anguish. All experiences, good or bad… make us who we are right now.

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      1. My dad fell in love with those movies so when a new one came out, he’d take us all to the movies. My favorite is “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes”… Roddy McDowell’s speech near the end is amazing…

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