What if some day, when you’re old and grey, an angel appeared to you. An angel. Or an alien. Time traveller from the future. God, or whatever.
What if someone appeared to you later in your life, and gave you the opportunity to go back and change something in your past?
What if you had a chance to go back and not drop out of university? A chance to go back and go skydiving with your friends, instead of letting fear cage you. A chance to go back and make sure you run over Kiefer Sutherland while pulling out of the Delta Chelsea parking lot?
Would you go back? It’s scary to think about. You’d be going back and changing everything. You might not even be the same person you are because you’ve gone back and changed the events that made you.
What if we padded this mental exercise a bit? Say this angel – or alien, time traveller, god, etc. according to belief and/or preference – let you see the results of your change, so you could make your decision with an easy mind. This being would let you see, and you’d make your decision, and then you forget the results, and go back and live that part of your life over – a chance to make that decision differently. That’d be a whole different ball game.
What if that already happened to you in the future, and this is you, back here right now for a chance to sally forth boldly and stretch your life to fit around your unbounded imagination?