H.G. Wells Once Said…

Herbert George Wells September 21, 1866 and died on 13 August 1946. Wells was an English writer being the father of science fiction and futurist.

We all have our time machines, don’t we. Those that take us back are memories…And those that carry us forward, are dreams. – H.G. Wells

I love the idea that our dreams and memories are our time machines. There are other things included in this of course, movies, photographs, art, many things that remind you of a time before and those same things in creation of anew can carry us forward. I think it would be fun however if there was a time machine and I even think it’s possible there is in some alternate universe or on a different plane a way to travel in time. I would love to be able to so I could go different places and experience what it was like for Van Gogh to be in France and paint. I love science-fiction and fantasy books, movies and shows because of the different possibilities. I know I’m not the only one and I’m in great company with the like-minded.

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative. – H.G. Wells

I would like to think had I lived back in the time of Wells that I would’ve been much like him but I grew up in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, etc and maybe it is the Generation X people such as myself that got a taste for the way things were before technology became more common place. I don’t know how well the children of today would be if suddenly the Internet stopped and there wasn’t electricity. I know a lot of people would be completely lost and I think it’s the creative people that have a good advantage because we have an innate ability to evolve. Several people have talked about how this pandemic has changed things and it has but I think certain things that we need to think of what could happen. I know we need to deal with what is happening but there should be a certain amount of what could in people’s thinking. Perhaps that’s because I am currently dealing with this virus. I also know what it can do and because it’s unpredictable how it will react in someone which makes it difficult.

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. – H.G. Wells

This is something that I’ve discovered in doing genealogy and from studying history is that there seems to be a race between the end and learning. We are born and we are in this race to learn as much as we can that we often lose sight of living. We should not forget to live. I’m not saying that work and learning cannot be part of life or enjoyable but there are so many things in life that one should explore.