Bring me back…back to the future…
When Back to the Future hit theatres for the first time in 1985, I was intrigued like the rest of the country/world. And then became obsessed with the movie trilogy and time travel.
And now, I want nothing more than to go back in time and live in a different time and place. Because we are surrounded by doom and gloom on a daily basis, right? Since 2020 it’s been hell on wheels.
Why isn’t there another planet or time we can all escape to?
The closest one can get to escaping is a college campus. Truly.
We went to visit my son at college this past weekend. And it was like a wonderland of 2019. The kids are completely oblivious that there is a pandemic going on. 99% did not wear masks. A few I talked to said they thought the pandemic ended back in the spring. They are more concerned with climate change but that doesn’t even scare them right now.
They are in their own little bubble and I am jealous. Their own little safe community, where they can be happy and think about the future. And not be bogged down with the garbage the outside world is always throwing at us.
My son is much, much happier at school than he is when he visits home. It’s like that scene in Back to the Future where Marty goes back to the 1950’s and the town looks like this:
Life was simple, easy, and fun. The way it no longer is for most people. If I could time travel, it might be back to the 1950s at this point. Or another planet. I don’t know. Anywhere but here, right?
All I know is, I am burned out. And need a break.
I am trying to learn how to put aside sadness and despondency. Being happy is important too.