Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Time Traveler's Wife
I finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. It was a powerful book. Very sad and beautiful. It made me think a lot about how people are different at different times in their life, and what it would be like to be able to go back at my age and meet myself when I was a child, or go forward and meet my boyfriend when he is in his forties. I often think about how we are not the same people as we were when we first met.
A teacher I worked with two years ago, used to laugh at me when I told him how old I was. He was about to enter his forties, and sometimes I thought we were about the same age in terms of maturity. Anyway, he'd always say, I've been through so many metamorphoses since I was your age. I used to wonder about that a lot. Who knows who we'll be in the next year, let alone the next decade? It's slightly frightening.