Where would you go in a Time Machine?

Happy 2016

Where would you go in a Time Machine?

Turn the knobs one way and travel back to the past. Watch delegates sign a newly minted Declaration of Independence in 1776 or ancient workers and slaves building pyramids in the desert.

Turn the dial to the right and pull the lever and you’re off to the future! Watch your great-grandkids tell stories of your adventures as they work on the design for those flying cars we STILL haven’t quite perfected.

2015 is in the past. Sure, we had a boisterous, complicated, and sometimes torturous but always interesting year. It was short, it was long, we lived and learned, and it was fulfilling. The Time Machine has been there and done that.

So now the dial is set to the right again. 2016 is on the horizon and new adventures await.

Life is a Time Machine. You can visit the past anytime you like, but the future is always just a moment away. Maybe it’s not as thrilling to take the long way ‘round. Maybe we’d be happier if our Time Machine could manage a speed above “one day, one moment at a time” but I don’t think so.

When it’s all said and done, the greatest adventures aren’t in the past or the future because they don’t really exist. Our Time Machine is set to stop at all the moments in between. Without those it’s not much of a life – more a series of highlights.

So take the controls of your Time Machine this year, and hang on – because I have a feeling 2016 is going to be quite a ride!