I watched a movie called Timelines on the weekend.
I won`t spoil the plot for those of you who may not have seen it, but basically a group of people go back in time and one of them falls in love and decides to stay back in 14th century France when his companions return to the modern-day world.
This film really captured my imagination, and today I started to ponder whether, if the opportunity presented itself, whether I would want to go back in time, and to what era.
Caveat 1 - I would only consider it if my husband and children could go with me too :-)
The obvious one would be to go back to bible times and see Our Lord, the Theotokos and the disciples in the flesh, and to see the most important events the world has ever seen.
Other than that, I would love to go back to a time when Orthodox countries existed throughout the world............to live in a predominantly Orthodox world, and not be the odd one out, as I am in my modern life, would be amazing, and a great blessing.
I would love to live an Orthodox life in the context of, and support from an Orthodox society.
Possibly I would choose to go to Byzantium, to live in Constantinople, and to worship at the Church in Blachernae........sigh !
Other than that, I think it would have to be 19th century Russia, thanks to Fr Vassily and the wonderful satire of The Onion Dome :-)
Or St Petersburg, to meet my dear St Xenia !
The major problem would be the knowledge that life expectancy would likely be short for most non-royal folk. I don`t think I could watch my children suffer as so very many mothers have had to.............
Where would **you** go, and when, and why ?