And I always wondered if, given the chance to see into the future, would I dare?
(Okay, so I was the kid in class with the over-active imagination--the one who the teacher described as a" bit of a day-dreamer" in parent conferences. I admit it. I own it.)
And what if you only saw bits or pieces of a "vision", would you even understand it? Is it possible that our dreams are filled with moments from our pasts, presents, or futures and, since we cannot process what we do not yet know, we see them only as dreams? (When I read one of Stephen Hawking's books, I think it was A Brief History of Time, I was confounded by the fact that there is no scientific "law" that says that time must happen chronologically*. What???)
So, could we have memories of stuff that has not yet happened inside of our brains and could they influence our decisions and guide our futures??
Yeah, it's early and I haven't had my tea yet.
But the whole idea of seeing ahead....it's huge in literature. The course of Harry Potter's whole life was determine by Voldemort's reaction to a prophecy, if not the prophecy itself.
In The Seven Tales of Trinket I play with this idea a little, for there is a character that sees the future--or does she? Or is it possible to create the future by claiming to already know what is to come, and thus influence the choices people make?
What a delicious conundrum.
*Okay, I will admit that it is possible that I completely misunderstood this part of the book and thus created an alternate meaning that blew my own mind, rather than comprehending the actual intended meaning.
**Yes, I have had the rare psychic moment where I dreamed something that came to pass...but I never realized it until AFTER the event happened. Go figure.
|Remember these fortune tellers? Yes, I made a few in my day|
|Okay, so I have one of these, too. Did you realize they've been around for 60 years??|