Time travel takes on many forms. Memory is one of its best vehicles. Everyone has had memories that are so vivid that they make you feel in the present: the goosebumps, smells, and emotion make you feel like you just time traveled.
One of my most precious time travel experiences happened when I held my first grand-daughter, Makenna. As I gazed into her lovely face, I saw my daughter 20 years earlier in my arms for the first time. I felt the love flow from my heart into Kate’s and then again into my grand-daughters heart. We were instantly connected by memory and love and future. You do immediately see them with a future. You can’t help it, but you know you have to give that future to Him who made it and planned it before the foundations of the world.
Some of my favorite time travel novels are, A Wrinkle in Time Series, by Madeleine L’Engle, Somewhere in Time, by Richard Matheson, The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells. Loved Jules Verne books especially, Journey to the Center of the Earth. All incredible! There are so many more!
My favorite television show, It’s About Time, was a silly half-hour sitcom-I can still remember the diddy that introduced it.
It’s about time, it’s about space,
About two men in the strangest place.
It’s about time, it’s about flight –
Traveling faster than the speed of light.
And when Star Trek had a series about time travel, there wasn’t much that could match it. And Time Tunnel, with the lovely James Darren, saw every episode.
What about the wildly thrilling, historic and love story movies, like Timeline. That movie had it all. Or, Somewhere in Time, with Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour: they just don’t make them like that anymore. Peggy Sue Got Married was another good one. But the four movies of Back to the Future, took us to the past and future. So much fun!
Mirrors, clocks, gadgets, time warps, black holes, memory, and DeLoreans you name it, have been used to facilitate time travel.
I used a watch. I tried to make my watch unique, one of a kind. Strange, but not too strange, just kind of other-worldly, but made with things of the earth too. And since there is such an antique time warp feel to my story, I decided it would be futuristic with an antiquated twist.