I just had an idea. I'm not even going to attempt to try and explain what time is or if it exists, but I did have a thought as I read through all the
I thought about my own memory, and what it does. Sometimes I try to go back in time by recalling a childhood memory. Some memories are vivid, others
are fuzzy..... yet even the fuzzy memories reflect a point in time which has helped shape me and make me who I am in the NOW.
A while ago I watched a movie with Robin Williams in which he plays a man who collects recorded memories of people who have passed away, and cuts them
for the funeral. When a man sees a boat from his younger days, he says "I could have SWORN that boat was red" (or whatever color he said).
While reading your posts and recalling this movie, something just clicked and that's when this thought came into my head. I've heard people theorize
that we should be able to not only change our future, but our past too, and we should be able to recall the future the way we recall our past,
especially if they all do indeed occur at the same time.
Memories are our only way to try to experience our past. If you examine your own memories, can you accurately remember everything, or do you try to
fill the missing pieces with "possibilities"? If you experience something a certain way when you were a child but the memory becomes warped as you
try to fill in more and more pieces,... will your opinion of that experience change,... and therefore change the way you think and feel about the
world? Are we influencing our past (the way we influence our futures with the choices we make) by filling in the missing pieces? Do we begin to love
what we used to hate by doing so?
I guess what I'm trying to say is that we change our past by morphing our memories of the past, therefore in little or big ways changing how we react
to things, therefore changing the way we see and experience the future. I guess in a way we're never living in the "future" or "past", we live in
the "now", remembering or fabricating who we are and how we should feel about things. I think somehow our "memories" play a big part here.
I don't know where I'm going with this. It's a new thought so I need time to explore it,.. get some feedback from others to make sure I'm not
One last thing...... One night I dreamed my whole day before it happened. I know there are others who have too. Sounds crazy, but what's that all
about? What's with Deja vu? A glitch in the brain, or remembering the future? I don't know.