It's TUSAL time again! For those of you new to blogging, the TUSAL is a project run by Daffycat, click on the button on the right hand bar for more details.
Here is my ORTS jar posing with the current stitching project:
Becca from Finding Flapjack has come up with a great idea for blogging prompts. Here is the current one:
If you could travel back to any time in the past, what date would you choose and why? Would you attempt to influence past events while you were there? Why or why not?
I had a good think about this and strangely enough my thoughts were on the same lines as Becca. Not of returning to an historical event but of going back to a point in my own life and making a change there. She even referenced a favourite film - The Butterfly Effect.
Hubby and I watched this film on DVD. The plot is a man going back in time to try put things right in his life and in his friends' lives. However he makes things worse instead of better. We enjoyed the film and when it came on TV we sat down to watch it again. As it neared the end we became more puzzled. This was NOT how we remembered it. The film had a totally different ending! This made us wonder "what if this film is different every time you watch it?" How freaky would that be?
I also thought about those "Sliding Doors" moments when one little action or event changes your entire life. I had one of those in 2001 actually involving a late running train. My train being late set a chain of events in motion which led to the birth of the Large Boy in 2002. If only Anglia Railways knew their power!
When I first got together with my husband we knew a lot of the same people (it's a small town!). I was going through my photo album from my teenage years and showed him a photo of a group of us who had been fundraising. And there, right at the back, barely visible was my husband! If only we had known! Our lives would certainly have been very different. We would probably have about eight children rather than the current two LOL.
We met again about ten years later at an event my ex-husband was hosting, I was helping and hubby-to-be was the sound and light engineer. Apparently he was very impressed by my organisational skills, my hostessing, my professionalism and my elegant red dress! I wonder what would have happened if we had run off together that night? Apart from getting a very different review in The Stage newspaper!
In reality it took a further ten years for us to meet again as single people and get together once and for all.
Returning to the historical point of view, I would love to go back and find out the truth behind the King Arthur legends. I have been fascinated by these stories for so long and have read many different versions. Was he a Roman or a Celt? Was Guenivere good or bad? Christian or Pagan? Did Lancelot actually exist or was he a later invention? Merlin and the Lady of the Lake also fascinate me. It would be amazing to sit with the people who first wrote down the legends and find out the truth.
And to tie in with my stitching, here is one project I would go back and change - stitch it on evenweave and not aida! How great would this look on a hand-dyed evenweave?
How about you? Would you change something in your past? Or would you rather visit an historical event?
Finally, thanks to everyone who took part in the recent Valentine Blog Hop and also linked up for Gifted Gorgeousness. I believe all the Secret Sweethearts have now been revealed. If not, then the links are up so you can still find out where your stitching went. The next Blog Hop will be the Easter Treasure Hunt. So prepare your bunnies for that one.