“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~Michael Althsuler
I could regret the fact that I didnt travel much in my youth but on reflection this is the best time of my life for travel. I have the inner resources needed to get the most from the peripatetic journèy.I have the ability to be Janus like and look both forward and back, to understand patterns from the past and respond in the healthiest way, while being wide open to the new and allowing the joy of discovery.
“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”
― Steven Moffat, co-creator of Dr Who.
Whenever and wherever we travel we do so with and through a sense of time. Our version can correspond or differ to the town or place around us. When in sync, time seems to flow effortlessly, sometimes too effortlessly. But when we dont mesh with the current place or city our gears can clog and the machinery and machinations of our life just seems to crash.
“Time is a very curious thing. Ask anyone on the street if they know what time is. They are sure to answer yes. But then, ask them to explain it to you and they will almost certainly be at a loss for words”~David Lewis Anderson
Reflecting on eighteen months of continuous travel, I now think that you need time to travel.Not just for the scheduled journey, but also time for the lapses, delays, detours and downtime all of which make the journey far more interesting than first conceived. This time warp,when things just don’t go to plan, is when the real journey begins. You move from being a passive passenger on a defined route to consciously choosing how to make sense of the diversion.
Of course we all have the ability to time travel and do so many times each day. If not physically, then certainly mentally and emotionally.We can become a tourist in our future or local in our past. And we all know that if you are travelling to avoid the past, the paradox is, it accompanies us into the new journey. No journey is completely new or completely famililiar. Returning to a familiar place, we find it, the people and pets changed. Launching into the new, we discover familiarities -within and without.
“Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.” ~Jorge Luis Borges