been helping a friend lately, long story but today her 8 yr. old daughter was helping me clean out her husband’s dog kennel and she kept saying – this is just a dump – yep, sure seems that way to me – sure wish I could time travel – oh, really, to when/where – back to before this place got like this – which I supposed brings up the always asked dilemma, if you could go back in time do you change what happened such that it changes history, all that comes after, because, in this situation that would be the whole point, to prevent this mess from ever having been made –
but it just got me to thinking – maybe because I’d just read about time travel back to the medieval period – maybe because I’d not long finished Ken Follet’s epic Pillars of the Earth and the time period it’s set in – but how much nastier, trashier, dumpier, if you will, things were back then – things that aren’t really talked about much in stories or novels set in the time period – does it fall in the category of that era being romanticized as this simpler, less industrialized, etc. time – but, really, would we really want to go back and really live there in all the filth and dirt and trash that there was – I dare say not – that most of us if we really were forced, say, to travel back there, would be only too glad to be able to come back and would even be screaming at the portals to be allowed to do so and then think of the poor souls left behind, because I’m not sure all of them would want to be; dare say some of them would be trying to get in the door as well to come with us and would be amazed at what we complain about now –
I mean there were real situations to some of the ole sayings – like more than one way to skin a cat –
not a pot to “pee” in or anywhere to pour it out – anybody volunteering their head to walk under at just the right moment – kinda makes paying that plumber a little more palatable, doesn’t it?