Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hannah's Question of the Day


In which a conversation starts out with 'Do you believe people can see things that aren't there?' and ends with Dora and Diego. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.

Hannah: Do you believe people can see things that aren't there?

Mother: Yes I do. (followed by an uncharacteristically lengthy anecdote about a friend and her child who both have had experiences in that area) (it would actually be uncharacteristic if it was short) (but it was a good one!)

H: What about you?

M: Yeah. I remember when my best friend died a few years ago, I got a strong feeling that I should call her. I didn't. She died two days later and I'll never be able to talk to her again. I'll always be sorry I didn't listen. And then last week. I got a feeling that I should call your aunt and chat with her about her pregnancy because she was right at the end of it. I didn't do it and she lost her baby unexpectedly. I'll never be able to go back and give her that love and support right before the unthinkable happened. I'm sorry about that too.

H: Well don't say never Mother, you never know. (in a hushed spiritual voice) You just never, never know. (Apparently 'never' is ok for her to say.)

M: No, I think in this case, 'never' is a fair word to use.

H: (in a reverent voice) Don't say never Mother. You don't know what the future holds. One day a time portal could open up in front of you and BAM! you'll have the opportunity to go back.

M: That's true. That could happen. I shouldn't write that off completely, should I?

H: No. It's a good thing you have me to help you keep your belief strong. When would you go back to if you had the choice?

M: I don't know - I can't decide if I'd go back to a good time to relive it or back to a bad time to try to change it. If you had a time portal open up in front of you, when would you go?

H: That's a hard one. There are so many times. I think I'd definitely go back to before Dora* and Diego were invented.

So that's her Question of the Day :

"If you had a time portal open up in front of you, when would you go?"

Break out of lurkdom and comment so that I can give her your answer. :)

*Dora the Explorer. Hannah calls her 'Dora the Annoyer'.

7 comments:

CORoots said...

'Dora the Annoyer'. HA! Zane would appreciate that.

If I had a time portal, I would go back to my first pregnancy and do it very, very differently. I would treat that child so much better and with much more compassion.

And I think I'm going to just hold on to Hannah's idea that I shouldn't assume this will never happen. Maybe I can even draw it to me this way! Yesssss. :-)

Stephanie said...

Good question!

Hopefully she'll get some fine answers! (But not from me... sorry!)
:)

Natalie said...

Every experience I've had at the time I had it, has been just the perfect experience to bring me to this exact moment and who I am today and I really appreciate all those moments because I love whop I am and who and what I have in my life, so I wouldn't go into the time portal, but if a TRAVEL PORTAL opened, I'd be in it in a shot.

I'd go to Bali, and Hawaii, Nepal and Lake Titicaca, all obver the US West Coast .. and I'd pop over and visit you all.

And I'm totally with Hannah on the Dora the Annoyer thing.

Lynna said...

From the mouths of babes . . . Hannah seems to know what she's talking about. She's got it all figured out.

Monica said...

Well, considering getting a divorce was the best decision I've ever made in my life, I'd go back to before I got married and not make the worst decision I ever made! I might not be the same person I am now, but I could deal with that. . .
Hey, you asked! :)

Katey said...

Hannah, this is such a thought-provoking question! Very Dr. Who.
; )

I'd love to go back and see my girls again at various stages of their growing up. Not to relive them, just to revisit them.

If I could take my daughters along, I'd like to go back in time to when my aunt was living and give them time with her.

I'd like to go back and tell my younger self to "go to nursing school now because you really do want to be a nurse." But only if I could be guaranteed I'd end up where I am now (married to my husband with my daughters). The only difference would be that I'm already a nurse.

As far as a different period of time, wouldn't it be awesome to go back to the origin of the universe and see how it all started?

And she's onto something with Dora the Annoyer. I'll have to tell my girls that one. They'll appreciate it.

-Katey

Michelle said...

Hmmm...I would like to go forward and see where I end up--how my kids turned out--if we really do end up living in WYO for forever...I hope I'm not scared by the results! I guess it's all up to me and trusting in the Plan for us from here on out.