Saturday, August 28, 2010

If only there was.....

She looked at his fast receding back and wished she had not uttered those words…
If only there was a way to take them back…
Her glance fell on the photo frame.
The happy smiles on the faces in the photo reminded her of another time when she was young, carefree and there was nothing but love in her world.
If only there was a way to relive those moments again…
The mail icon beeped indicating a new message.
Her best friend was getting married. And it was all of a sudden.  
She wished she could go. But she was so far away and now it was too late to make other plans
If only there was an easier way…
She held his hand. Felt his pulse weaken as life ebbed away from him. It was so unfair. He was young and he should have had a long healthy life. There was so much he had not seen and so much he had not done! He loved his life. He wanted to live.
If only …..
“Have you ever wished life had a rewind button? No, not only because of regrets, simply to enjoy those moments you cherished just one more time!!” – Author Unknown

I have! Lots of times!

Time travel or a time machine has always been a concept that has fascinated me. Not fascinated me to the extent that I want to build one … but fascinating in the sense that it offers so many possibilities.

How many times have we wished that we could back something that we said, undo something that we did, be with dear and near ones when there is a happening in the family, and relive moments that were happy and memorable?

There are times when I have wished that I could take back some of the words that I uttered, undo some incidents and make sure there was a better way to handle the awkward moments, be with my family and folks when there was a happening / festive occasion instead of listening to the details over the phone, relive some of the most happiest moments in life ….

“If only” is a constant phrase in my life! If only I had not said that, if only I had done this instead of that, if only I had not missed it….

Yes! I know messing with the fabric of time is not a good thing. In fact it will lead to dangerous consequences if not handled properly or if it falls into the wrong hands.

But if used effectively, imagine the possibilities it could offer!!

I for one would be the happiest to know that I could live a life without any regrets! Of course, now I know you’re going to say that, it’s from regrets and mistakes that you learn about life, relationships and the value of it. It’s something that I keep saying too. And I know it’s true!! But for once, imagining a life where you could go back in time, undo some stuff, do things a bit differently, and be there when it counts, actually feels quite alluring!!

Well it does not cost anything to dream of it right…!!


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  1. Do you miss someone very badly ?
    I feel like your words says so !

  2. Nice concept. Do throw in a Pause and Fast Forward buttons while you are at it!

    All the best. Pl. check out my entry as well at

  3. I totally with you in this concept, and sure if for a moment we were given a chance to set things right, it would make us really happy and also the other person happy too.
    I have changed my response to people and things and generally to life itself. I no longer react on an impulse.
    It was good reading your blog. if you are interested you can visit my blogs too.

  4. But I think the time machine will kill the excitement of life.. :)

    I still think we are lucky that we have an unknown future, which we can define for ourselves.. :)


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