Movie Trailer on YouTubeAfter seeing the trailer for, “Welcome To Yesterday” at the theater today, I thought about why the subject of time travel can be used again and again as the subject of a new movie. It’s obvious, I know. The answer, for me, is; it must be technology!
As technology (and its availability) improves, so does the time travel experience improve for the viewer and the movie-maker. Just watch the trailer and it becomes clear that technology and special effects drive a movie like this.
If you do have access to time travel, there is always that same danger – that your actions will alter things in an unfavorable way. This movie is no different, as that is the rub.
If you want to see a time travel movie that didn’t make a big splash at the theaters, check out “Source Code”. It’s theme is similar to “Ground Hog Day” in that the main character learns something with each iteration, but that’s all I’m willing to say, as I don’t want to spoil it for you.
I spent three hours driving, for the reward of eleven hours with my wife, Margaret. The benefits were beyond expectations and are listed here, and they lifted my spirit. If you go to Orange, please enjoy Old Town Orange.
On the way to and from Anaheim Hills, I listened to a book on Audible (an Amazon company), by Tim Ferriss – The 4-Hour Workweek
Completing the trip in just under an hour and a half provided some modicum of relief, knowing that I can do this anytime I like, given that small sacrifice of time for a huge payoff!
Seeing Margaret, priceless!
Seeing her workplace, meeting co-workers, making that first impression, all good for both of us.
In Toastmasters, I spoke about “the little voice” and how listening to it usually is a good idea. Maybe these are the whispers Faber is referring to in the quote, above.
Now, on to writing…. One of my goals, which remains a goal, is to make this the first thing I do each day. As I know it always makes me feel better, writing is a high priority for me, but there are at least two other things that always come first. Well, there are three or four, depending on how you count. Two dogs, coffee, and if she is home, Margaret comes first. Though Margaret first may mean making coffee and keeping the dogs quiet for another hour or more, after I get up, which makes writing pretty difficult to do.
In a perfect world, I would arise to fresh coffee, walk out the door to my studio – where no dogs or wives are allowed for the first hour or more – where I could write in peace, as I ponder the musings of the day. I’ll put that on my list of dreams.
So, there it is. That’s all I’m going to say for now.