I started reading The Time Traveler's Wife last night. My friend, Pam, lent it to me and said she thought I would really enjoy it. Now I love the idea of time travel, in fact, as a kid that's all I really wanted. A time machine. So this book sounded right up my alley.
But wow. I read the prologue and first chapter last night. Talk about a mind-bender. I really had to use my cranial muscles to work out the idea of how this guy zipped back into time and how it worked and why he didn't know what he did. Or didn't. Whatever. Anyway, it took some thinking, but it was worth it. I like books that change my perception or open up a new way of thinking. And this book definitely does that. I'm at the end of chapter one and I'm already hooked.
But it got me to thinking. If you could go back in time, would you change anything? Some instant or incident in your past that you would alter? Outside of say people you loved passing away, because I'm not sure you could change an inevitability.
I'm trying to think about the idea of that myself. The major events I think I would leave as is. Even the more painful ones. They made me who I am to some extent, and I like who I am. What if altering them, altered me, and then I'd be someone different? Hmm...this may take some extra thought.
So what would you change? And if you did, how do you think it would change things for you today?