The first thought that came to my mind when I read the prompt was the movie ‘Back to the Future‘. I am not particularly fond of Sci-Fi books or movies, but this series is one I absolutely loved watching and have watched each of the movie at least three times. It is pure fun. The only thing that always bothers me or rather I am unable to comprehend is the concept of travelling back/forth in time aka time travel. Ever since H.G Wells coined that term its been used everywhere. Recently in the movie Interstellar, we have the concept of time travel that comes into play. There were lot of concepts that were described in that movie, but one of my friend told me how they have used the ‘Grandmother/Grandfather’s paradox’ in it. You can google for that but in short a Grandmother’s paradox goes like this. You go back in time and kill your grandmother even before your mother/father was born (there are variations to this, some might say even before she met the grandfather etc etc…but basically the idea is you kill your grandmother so that your mother/father isn’t born) So that would mean you wouldn’t be born. But unless you were born you can’t go back in time to kill your grandmother. So there in lies the paradox. This was used in the movie (spoiler alert for the movie here) when the protagonist enters the blackhole only to come back in time to tell him how to reach the NASA facility in the first place, from where his journey to the space actually starts. The only funny part I realized was that he had to go forward to reach back in time. Or did he really go forward ? Does that make sense? Not like the Back to the Future series, where they did go back in time in the first place.
One more question that was there in my mind for sometime now. Why does the back seat of a motorbike have so less space that people look like this ?
And with that I end it with a quote/saying I like ,
“Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward” – Erika Taylor
Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is one word: “Back.” Use it however you’d like: as a standalone, as a prefix, a suffix, noun, verb, or adverb (can you tell I’m an English teacher in my daytime life?); just make sure you have fun and enjoy the words flowing onto your screen so you can share them with us!