Feb 24, 2012

Friday Fun :: Can we turn back Time?

If you could turn back the clock,
would you?

I wouldn't! 
Life just gets better & better
with every single day, 
bringing (hopefully) a little more wisdom with it.

(This is the infamous Clock Tower stunt,
from the 1923 film Safety Last,
with the actor Harold Lloyd.)

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22 comments:

  1. What great gif!
    Hmm, at the moment I would, it hasn't been the best few years for me and I have a few tough months ahead. But roll on May, things should be a lot calmer by then.

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    1. Very sorry to hear that - and also that you have to wait till May for a light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there! Things always turn. x

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  2. No, in a word! I wouldn't turn back the clock but I'd like it to turn more slowly.

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    1. Yes, I confess I would rather fancy that too. But only when there are good bits - it would be rather nice to speed it up for the bad bits. Is that getting a bit fussy?

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  3. I'd turn back the clock, if I could relive my time with the wisdom I have now.

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    1. Ah yes indeed. Wouldn't we make such different choices, with a bucket of wisdom and hindsight attached! But that is why I think it gets better with time, because we can at least apply the newly-learnt wisdom to our current choices. Or try to - at any rate!

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  4. I remember being in stitches watching this when I was a kid...I must show it to my girls after school! Gosh go through school and uni again...it was fun but once only thanks! I agree...life becomes more enjoyable over the years as you realise that some things don't matter that much! Have a lovely, happy weekend Virginia. Annie x.

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    1. Yes Annie, that's exactly it - it's a reassessment of priorities. You put that so well and so simply.

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  5. Sometimes I think I would turn it back...just a little more time to get a project done, or a little extra time to plan this wedding...but in reality, life is meant to be lived as is and I truly would not have it any other way! XO brynn

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    1. Written by somebody who is in charge of her destiny, methinks! And happy with life, too, I suspect?

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  6. Mel@Georgica Pond24/2/12 1:51 PM

    I often wish I could have my 20s again because I feel like I really mucked them up and could have done so much better with that decade of my life. So I often would like a do over of that era, but then if I didn't go through that then I wouldn't be where I am today with my lovely family and life. So I guess not after all.....

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    1. Then it is a useful thought process, because in the end you are happy the way the clocks function now!

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  7. I love this!! I too think life is getting better with every single day. However I wouldn't mind doing what I'm doing now 10 years younger, just because it would mean more time to enjoy where I am right now :)

    xo
    Rachel

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    1. Oh that's cheating Rachel! You are having such a good life you want to do it twice! How gorgeous you are! x

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  8. I'd happily turn back time, to see people who are now gone, again.

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    1. Oh, I didn't think of that as a lovely possibility! Having lost somebody very, very dear to me last week, I see where you are coming from.
      But then, sounds like you may want to just pop back to see them, then pop back again? Rather than stay there?

      I'm thinking a time machine may be a fabulous solution. Just need to get talking to HG Wells on one of those trips...

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  9. I agree with you Virginia! I am one to look forward and also enjoy the present!

    You never know what life has to offer right around the corner!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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    1. A girl after my own heart! Yes, when things are bad, there is always that possibility of opportunity to come.

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  10. Oh, yes, Virginia, we must thank to the past which brought us where we are, the present.
    I don´t worry about the future because it doesn´t exist.
    Wish you a sunny weekend.
    Tereza
    PS: I wonder how they do that scene in a time that special effects didn´t exist.

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    1. How very true Tereza. The future doesn't exist. What a brilliant perspective of clarity. Something yet to happen, which may or may not happen as we imagine it.

      As for the movie, apparently the street scene was a huge movie projection behind the set of the clock "tower" which was only a short distance off the ground. So when he looks like he is hanging in mid air above the street, he was in fact only a metre or so above the ground.

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  11. V, I am out the door but am just seeing this and I am so sorry for your loss, my friend. I wish that I were closer so that I could give you a hug.

    And you might be surprised but yes, I would turn it back! I don't know if to stay but without a blink to visit--those were some truly fabulous, glamorous, high flying times!

    Bisous, amie.

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    1. Thank you dear Heather for the hug. I feel it across the kilometres and the oceans.

      Sounds like you may also be a passenger on the Time Machine then? The one that darts here and there without affecting history. Somehow.

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