A. J. Windless
If I Could Go Back in Time

A friend of mine likes to review movies and recently said, "The premise of the movie is that if you time travel back to the time of the dinosaurs and make one tiny little change then you will completely alter the present in horrible ways." He went on to debunk that. "The natural forces that alter this world over tens of millions of years aren't going to care didly squat what you did 70 million years ago." Leaving dinosaurs and eons of forces aside, I often think I would like to go back and do some things over in my personal life, but there is no guarantee that things would turn out any better. Even if I could go back with my present memory completely intact, after I make my new decisions I could still get into an accident that leaves me quadriplegic and worse off then I am now. Some years ago I jumped off the back of a vehicle here in Thailand. A motorcycle was speeding up the road along the curb in the wrong direction at about 40 miles per hour. I nearly jumped right into him and missed him by about an inch. So when I think I'd like to go back and do something over I just remind myself that I would also have to relive many moments like that, and that maybe I wouldn't be so lucky the second time around. The precept of my recent song, "One More Day" is that we just need to be thankful for where we are and what we currently have. No matter how unappreciative we are, things could be a whole lot worse. "Then I realized I still have two feet to walk here and there, gather food to eat, Every night sleeping warmly in a bed, a room to keep me dry and a pillow for my head."

Read the lyrics or listen to the song "One More Day" (click here)

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