E. Nesbit’s stories of “The Phoenix and the Carpet” dramatised in the 1970’s on the BBC. The children able to go back in time. It was always to an event, a dramatic point in time…..The Great Fire of London for example.
Our lives are full of dramatic points. Etching lasting memories and feelings. Some we would not wish to go back and experience again because of pain or anguish. Others we could happily relive over and over again.
But what of the things we have not experienced…historical events we could not be at by reason of age or circumstance? What if we had been there? How would it have coloured our view….changed our direction?
There is much we have missed and yet so much more we can experience that others will not or cannot.
Do we make the most of it? Do we appreciate it? Do we understand it’s importance?
It need not be the big events – the ones that shape generations – but tiny fractions…the little almost minute pieces of our lived lives that create the drama. They are fine enough.
….although being at Woodstock would be my “go back to” choice.