Wednesday, March 13, 2013

When To, Wormy?


(Erm... otherwise known as the Wormhole Blogfest—see how I did that? WHEN to, instead of WHERE to?)

The Premise: What would you do or where would you go if you could traverse a wormhole through space or time just once? One safe round trip passage (I think of Rod Sterling from Twilight Zone presenting this). [Can I have my trip with Doctor Who? PLEASE? Doctor the 10th, if you don't mind]

Would you go back in time and talk some sense into a younger you? Go five years into the future and bring back the Wall Street Journal? See just how the heck the Great Pyramids of Giza were really built? View what the other side of the universe looks like? Kill Hitler? Watch a play by Shakespeare at the Globe theater?

This is another quick and easy Blog Hop. Since we are all busy, take a moment to tell us, in 100 words more or less, what you would do if you had a two-way ticket to traverse a wormhole.


So we only get one shot at this... I thought I'd present some options in pictures then do my blurb on my decision.

The Egyptians seemed pretty civilized...

And I've always found the Druids fascinating

And I'd fit right in with those Amazon Warrior Legends...


But when you think about it... here we have an era of people built JUST LIKE ME, encouraged to be naked and frolic all the time... THIS is what I want to get in on... Right on Ruben!!!

Seriously, I've always been fairly convinced that in any other era I would have been born a peasant (having been born a peasant in this era and all--thank goodness there is some social mobility for a smart girl)... so I really would only want to visit most places briefly... make sure it was clear I was a traveler, just there to observe... My real interest though, is in the societies that had enough leisure to be developing arts and governments, rather than cowering and being repressed--enlightenment eras where scientific advances were ahead of their time...

Or maybe I'd like to be a pirate. *shifty*

32 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Being a pirate would be fun. :)

Yes, lots of times in history where I'd like to visit...but wouldn't want to live there! The Renaissance, for instance.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A naked pirate?
Be sure to ask those druids how and why they built Stonehenge.

L.G. Smith said...

Naked frolicking for all!!

Yeah, you won't be seeing those druids get naked until after dark. :P

Old Kitty said...

Oh I can totally see you as a Ruben's model! Oh yes!!!

Take care
x

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Loved your images! My son wanted my to share Tardis, too. After all, isn't that the only way to time travel?

stu said...

Some nice pictures, although if you do run into any druids, be sure to ask them what the whole Asterix magic potion thing was about.

M. J. Joachim said...

One of the best parts about some of those old pictures is that people don't seem nearly as obsessed as we are about weight these days!

Mark Means said...

Being a pirate would be easy...just make sure to stock up on rum :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hart - I'd definitely join you on your journey and stop points through the ages - not sure the nakedness would be fun just now - it's snowing again! Still the pictures entice - I'd do as Elizabeth suggested look around and move on ..

But a pirate - well that could be an option ... though I'm not so fond of the sea ...

Cheers Hilary

D.G. Hudson said...

The Druids would interest me, but I'd want to observe them for a while, too. Traveling to a time of enlightenment is the way to go!

Johanna Garth said...

My only question about a naked pirate is where would you keep your sword? It seems so dangerous. Even more so if you were a naked GUY pirate!

Lexie C. said...

It would be an interesting party if the Egyptians, Druids, Amazon warriors and pirates got together and it was all crashed by the Rueben crowd- frolicking for all!
Enlightenment eras would definitely be worth a visit!! :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

There are many places and times in history that I would love to visit, but I agree the enlightenment eras would be the best!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Many ideas... hope you'd find the presence of day, attitude, creativity and acceptance you'd be looking for.

Nancy Thompson said...

Yeah, I definitely wouldn't want to go too far back. Too repressed.

Adriana Dascalu said...

I know, I wanted to stop on Tardis, too. David Tenant - my favorite!

Kym-n-Mark Todd said...

Matt Smith rules! And fortunately in the Tardis we can all go along for the ride! :)

Helena said...

I pretty much want to say yes to all of the above. I'd go crazy happy being a time traveler. Maybe being with Shakespeare would be top of the list.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I may be a size 2/4, but since I'm so short, I'd feel much more comfortable in Reben time. (It's the thighs that kill me every time I try on clothes.)

mshatch said...

It would be fun to travel back, but like you said, what happens if you need a bathroom?

Stephen Tremp said...

Aaarrrgghhh!!!! Here's to being a pirate for a day! Very cool.

ckpoisonedrose said...

Arrr, pirates for life, matey! :)

I agree about making sure it is known you're a traveler... that might get scary if they thought you weren't.

Sean said...

Totally disagree. Pirates? Way to dangerous for me. Maybe a Dalai Lama inauguration or a papal voting.

Damyanti said...

Pirates? hmmm. only if they couldn't see me or know I was there.

C.M.Brown said...

The simple lifestyle of this era was maybe a little too simple? It would be hard to live like they did.

Jill Haugh said...

What I especially like in the Ruben painting is how they've got the little one busy washing dishes in the stream! Right on! If your gonna have a kid at a picnic--get 'em to work.
~Just Jill

nutschell said...

ooh. I've always been fascinated by the druids as well!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

It would be totally cool to visit Stonehenge and see what the Druids were reeeeeally doing there. The other possibilities sound enticing, too, but I think you're right about Ruben's time. People used to always tell me I needed more "meat on my bones", but I got a little carried away. It's be kinda nice to be considered "too thin" again.

EvalinaMaria said...

I'm with Alex!
Evalina, This and that...

Maryann Miller said...

I love that Ruben painting. Women are not supposed to look like stick figures. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. LOL

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

I would need to be somewhere where clothes are required. Nakedness freaks me out, lol

Nicki Elson said...

An enlightened pirate, perhaps?