I did something this weekend that I have not done in a long time. I bought books. Yup, I shelled out real money for books. I am an avid reader and before I was married I had hundreds of books. Now we don’t have the room and I don’t have the time to dust the things. My library card gets used more than the Amex does- that should tell you something. I forgot how wonderful it is to just wander around Barnes and Noble. So peaceful. Yeah, I left the kids home.
What did I buy? The Outlander Series of course. It is funny how an obsession can take hold so quickly. Now they are mine! And can be yours too. No you can’t borrow them- get your own! I need them. Yes, I am a freak. Whatever.
I was thinking, would I go back in time and stay there if I had a mad, passionate love awaiting me? Granted Claire did not intend to go back to 1743 but she had the chance to return to 1945 and didn’t. (Keep in mind I am only on the second book and don’t know of her comings and goings, don’t blow it for me.)
Would I give up the luxuries and technology of 2007 to go back 200 years?
I love my husband but not like Claire and Jamie. I suspect that kind of love is for the fiction. If I’m wrong please tell me and don’t leave out any details. What would that kind of love be like? What would an all consuming hunger and passion feel like?
What would I give up for that? Have I given up anything for my husband? Not really, a little privacy, doing what I want, when I want. But he too has given up those things.
What would I miss most about the time I live in?
Modern medical care?
The freedom woman have today?
Would I do it? I don’t know. I’d like to think I would give up things for my husband. But I don’t know that I would. Would I give up blogging if he asked? I don’t know. (By the way, he doesn’t know I blog. He saw me reading someone else’s blog one night, told me he thought they were stupid and why would anyone want to do that? So I didn’t bother to tell him that I have one.) Do I love him enough to give something up? Or do I think, if he loves me, he would never ask me to give it up?
Would you go back in time? What would you miss about today? Would you give up something important for the person you love? What wouldn’t you give up?