Anyone who knows me is aware that I have a major crush on Time Travel, Modern Philosophers. I’ve always wanted to ask it out, but have never been able to muster up the courage to make eye contact, let alone pop the question.
One time, I got bold and wrote Time Travel a note. I still remember the words as if I’d only just made them up this very moment for this blog entry: “I’ve always liked you, if you like me, too, meet me at the Old Clock Tower at midnight”.
As luck would have it, there was a massive storm that night, a bolt of lightning hit the clock tower, and 1.21 gigawatts of heartbreak later, Time Travel never made an appearance…
You don’t need to be a screenwriter to appreciate how the screenplay for Back to the Future is an almost perfect piece of writing. It is the ultimate piece of storytelling, and is often used in screenwriting books to teach the craft. I’d like to give a quick shout out to Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale for their amazing story.
I’ve tinkered with Time Travel ideas, but it’s too daunting a subject to tackle when the perfect screenplay on the subject has already been written.
But I’m rambling again. The whole point of this sorted love confession was to discuss that tonight is the one night a year we truly do get to time travel. I was texting my friend who lives in the Central Time Zone, and I reminded her that at two hours past midnight here in Maine, her and I would actually both be living at 1:00AM. Cooooool!
If you are willing to stay up for a few hours after midnight (you can suffer through an episode of Saturday Night Live, which might actually not be too bad tonight), you can relive 1:00AM – 2:00AM because of the whole “Death to Daylight Savings Time” thingy we do tonight.
Think about it. You can live those 60 minutes over immediately after having just lived them. What would you do differently? What would you not change? Why does anyone choose to sleep and miss out on that free hour of life? Ridiculous!
So there’s no need to steal plutonium, refurbish a DeLorean, or risk having sex with your teenage mother. Just put on a pot of coffee, stay awake, and you will travel back in time.
As exciting as the moment is, all this Modern Philosopher wants to know is if he got up the courage to ask Time Travel for a coffee, would it join him?
The power of love is a curious thing. Make a one man weep, make another man sing…