I'm reading The Book of What If...? Questions and Activities for Curious Minds. "What If?" inspires a fun game for children of all ages. Yesterday my grand-daughters were playing "Would you rather...?" Then I recalled the question from the book "What if You Could Teleport Anywhere?" So, assuming you could teleport, would you rather go to someplace on earth or somewhere in outer space?" As a Science Fiction fanatic, I like to imagine the possibility of travel in the blink of an eye to anywhere in the universe crossing both time and space. While dreaming of the "What if", I thought of a short little glimpse of a place I would like to go. It is a place from my childhood.
Last night I visited my childhood home by the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. It looked to me, as I peered over the white picket fence, that the door was much smaller than I remembered. The weed-strewn path spanning the short distance to the house echoed the thoughts of childhood games and taunts. I ran up to the door and peered into the window. The dwelling, empty and bare, transformed, like a spirit recollecting the memories of a simple childhood. I opened the door, then, visions flooded back with the vibrancy of sunlight shining through the clouds after a summer rainfall. As the echoes called me back, I was likewise aware that time had changed the small house, it was unkept and bare. It was not the same. Still, I wanted to stay a while in that uncomplicated little place by the sea.
Would you rather visit a place where you have lived before, or would you travel to an entirely new destination? Please post a comment about that place.
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