Saturday, April 2, 2011

Time Travellers

If you could travel back in time, what would you tell your younger self?

I would wrap the younger me up in a cuddle so tight that she could barely breathe and whisper in her ear that in the future she will have the most wonderful, the most spirited little angel in the world to play with.

I would tell her that she would finally understand what it is to feel loved unconditionally, and that pure, unadulterated joy awaited her.

I would tell her that she would be okay, that she had such strength, and that her strength would see her survive every second of turmoil she would encounter.

I would tell her, despite what the news says every day, that the world of her future is much brighter than her past. I would tell her that she really won't hurt as much then as she does now.

I would tell her that her hope for the future, her never-ending optimism was not a worthless enterprise.

What would you tell your younger self?


  1. I'd tell him not to believe the bullshit. The world was going to try and convince me that Elvis Presley was the king of rock n roll - when in fact Presley never wrote a single one piece of music himself. He was always dancing to someone else's tune.

    I'd tell him Elvis Presley was really only the king of puppets.

    A fake. Like most things in life. Like religion: a lie perpetuated until it becomes accepted as unequivocal truth.

    I'd also tell him to be under no illusions - that no matter how one faces life it all ultimately ends in death. Everything fades away in the end.

  2. I'd tell her that most grown-ups are faking it. They don't have the answers either.

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  4. Damn net froze up and somehow I deleted my comment..

    Anyway, I'd tell him.. It doesn't get easier, but it gets better

    And that she may forgive you for all the times you swore and yelled at her until she was just a broken crying mess on the bathroom floor... But you'll never forgive yourself.

  5. "It's not you."

  6. Trouble is - our younger self would tell us to go jump in a lake :)

    Thanks for stopping by everyone.