Wednesday, May 21, 2014
What Is Your Golden Age
If you could live at anytime in history, what time would you choose?
I recently watched a movie where the main character wanted to live in Paris during the 1920's. At the stroke of midnight he was mysteriously transported to the 1920s. He, of course, saw all the mystique and awe of the sights, sounds, and people. It truly was all he had hoped.
Then he met a girl from the 20's who had the same thoughts but about the 1890's. One night as they walked the Parisian streets they were mysteriously transported to the 1890's. She, of course, saw all the mystique and was in awe with the sights, sounds, and people. It truly was all she had hoped.
The main character heard two men from the 1890's talking about the wonder of the Renaissance and wishing they could have lived at that time. It was then that he realized we all wish to be in a different time and place.
His revelation helped him realize the beauty of the year he originally lived in.
A great theme.
I also considered, though, that there was nothing wrong with dreaming of living in a different place or time. After all, our real home is not here, but in heaven. Perhaps when we think these thoughts we are infusing our conception of what heaven might be like. We see the good of the time or place we dream of.
So…today I invite you to have some fun.
Dream a bit…
If you could, for one day, be any place at any time, what would you pick?
I will start…
I must admit it would be very difficult to choose only one place. It would have to be a time when the world experienced peace. I wouldn't want to get killed in my special place. Let's see, I'd also like my hubby to be with me. It would have to be a sunny place, not too hot and not too cold. Perhaps a bit of adventure. Yes. Now I've picked the place. I'd like to go on an African safari trip.
Your turn. Where and when would you choose for your golden day?