Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Cosmic Clocks

So I've come up with this new theory. Actually, it's kind of a theory in the making I guess, so maybe it's just a hypothesis. I don't know. However, I think it's a pretty cool idea. See, I was discussing with a friend how we always seem to meet the right people, but at the wrong times. We always click with someone, but after they're married or when they're going through some trying time in their life that doesn't allow for relationships. Anyway, it spawned this whole new line of thinking for me.

I think each one of us has our own cosmic clock. And this clock is responsible for all the events in our lives -- who you meet, where you go, how fast you get there, etc. In the beginning, everyone's clocks were all synced up. However, due to the chaos of the universe, times zones, daylight savings, whatever, everyone's clock slowly gets out of sync. With some people, it's really bad. It's like they were born into the wrong time altogether. A good example is all the artists and writers who never won acclaim until after their deaths. But with some people, it's just off a little. You meet the people you're supposed to meet, but just not at the right moment. Or you get where you're supposed to be, but leave just minutes before the reason you were brought there presents itself. You're always missing those opportunities that were fated for you because your clock isn't quite right.

Now what if there was a way to correct the timing on your clock. Sure, it would be great to do it for one person. Not everything in their life would go completely right because the clocks of all those they are interacting with may be off. However, they'd always be in the right place at the right time. BUT, what if there was a way to re-sync everyone's clock? Could it create world peace? Could it end hunger? Would everyone suddenly lead a charmed life?

I mean, after all, isn't everything based on timing? What's the premise of every movie or every sitcom? Timing. Someone knows this, but not that because they just missed hearing it from this person. Or these two people are perfect for each other, but pass as strangers in the street because their timing is never right.

It's still a flawed idea at this point, but I'm working on it. Maybe it would make a good premise for a movie or a self-help book or something. Who knows?
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