Thursday, March 4, 2010

Born in the Wrong Time?

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Do you ever feel that you were born in the wrong place or time? I do. When I watch movies like 10,000 BC, I get chills because I feel that I belong there. I believe that I should have been born in a time when we lived in tribes. When everything we did was for the benefit of the tribe. When we hunted for food it was to feed all not just me. Children were raised not just by the blood family, but by the whole tribe. Maybe when I watch these shows I am thinking of a time when I lived before. I just know that it feels like home when I watch them.

There are other times in which I feel like I belong. Like during the renaissance period. I can picture myself in the clothing and the settings. Of course, I'm sure I was just a peasant back then, but that's okay, I don't mind.

What about you? Do you ever feel that you belong in a different place or time?

SIS BJ aka Aleena Ravenwood


Beth Ciotta said...

Intriguing subject, BJ!

As someone who believes in past lives, I think I've been born in a few 'times'. I can honestly say, I'm least comfortable in my current shoes. simply because I always feel a little out of step, definitely old fashioned.

Over the years I've researched many different time periods, and of course like most people, I've seen TV shows and films depicting different eras. Although I'm fascinated by Medieval, Renn, Regency, and Victorian times, I think 'my time' was the 1920s-1940s. I'd fit perfectly into any one of those decades.

SIS Beth

Chris Behrens said...


Great topic! I have very mixed feelings about this question although there's no doubt about my answer. I definitely feel like I was born in the wrong place and time. My two favorite seasons are fall and winter, and cool, foggy days and nights are absolutely wonderful. Unfortunately we don't get many of those in central Florida. I've always loved the mountains and countryside, and again Florida strikes out. So wrong place? Definitely.

As far as wrong time goes, again I think so but there's a problem. I probably would choose either the Medieval period or the actual Renaissance period, which was still partly the Middle Ages but was also the start of enlightenment and advancements in some areas.
Here's the problem: No matter which time period I choose, it's very likely given the birth defect that I was born with that I wouldn't have survived. It might seem easy to just completely ignore that fact when answering the question, but having lived with it all my life I simply can't. Nonetheless, I still would choose a different place and time.

SIS BJ said...

Hi Beth

I could see you living in the 1920s-1940s era. You would definitely fit in perfectly.

SIS BJ said...

Hi Chris

Like you, I love fall and foggy days are my fave.
The Medieval period would have been a great time to live. I it would have been more medically advanced for people with birth defects like you. When I was three days old I had an operation that I would not have survived in any other time.

Chris Behrens said...

BJ: I think I have the answer: We both go back -now-, and we're alive and well enough to enjoy our foggy fall days from the balcony of our medieval castle in the mountains overlooking the kingdom. How do you feel about gargoyles and bats? ;)

SIS BJ said...


I love gargoyles and bats. Every Summer I go outside at dusk just to watch the bats fly about.
Sounds like a good idea to go back in time. When do we leave?

Chris Behrens said...

As soon as the battery is charged up on the time machine. I'm plugging it in now! Gotta pack, too. What does one wear when going back in time? Tunic? Check. Poets shirts? Check. Hooded cloak? Check. Archery gloves? Check. Complete medieval lord's outfit straight from a Simplicity sewing pattern? Check. Hmm, good thing there's no baggage fees on this flight...

Anyone else coming along?

Tori Lennox said...

I'm with Beth. I love the clothes and music of the 1920s through the '40s.

On the other hand, the treatment for Type 1 diabetes wasn't as good then, so I probably wouldn't be very healthy if I lived back then. :) But I can still enjoy the music and if I was so inclined to buck fashion trends (and had the money) I could dress in the styles, too.

Elle J Rossi said...

Hi BJ,

Blogger ate my original comment. It may be back later. Who knows? The gist was, I think this is my time, although I'd love a ride in the time machine. I think I'd overheat it with as many places and times as I'd like to see!

SIS Barb aka Elle J Rossi

Beth Ciotta said...

Chris, do you have room in that time machine for a fourth? Decked out in my medieval garb. Let's hit the road. Or is it the air? Next stop: Camelot.

SIS Beth

Chris Behrens said...


Always have room for one more. Imagine all the material you could get for your novels! And I think it's the 'time space continuum', whatever the heck that is!

All Aboard the Police Box!

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Hi B.J.,

I feel pretty comfortable with where I am, but I think I could adapt to just about any time period. I love different periods for different reasons...


When you asked "How do you feel about gargoyles and bats?" I wanted to ask you "Why? Which one are you?". That's not nice I know, but you know I'm only kidding and that I think the world of you, but I thought it was kind of funny.

You definitely picked the right time for you! I'd enjoy that time also and would have fun hanging out with you just as I do now. And at the risk of sounding ignorant...what is a Police Box?

Chris Behrens said...

That's pretty funny actually, but everyone that knows me knows that I'm not a gargoyle or a bat. I'm a vampire. VvvV <-----vampire teeth

The Police Box reference was from the "Doctor Who" TV series. His time traveling machine is a British Police Call Box.

Sisters-in-Sync said...


Thank you so much for the info about the Police Box. I LOVE the British telephone booths (probably not the same as a police call box). In Dunedin, someone has a British phone booth in their yard. If I were a shady character, I'd drive the van over there at night and snatch it up. Okay, I'd probably have to be drunk too! Snakebites?

And I know you're a vampire. But the good, lovable kind...if there is such a thing.

SIS Bren

Chris Behrens said...


Glad to be of service. If you ever need to know about obscure TV and movie references, I'm your man :) The call boxes are similar, although the police boxes are strictly to call the police. I'd be willing to bet that the owner of the call box in Dunedin is probably a Doctor Who fan.

Snakebites and British phone booth snatching sounds like a fun evening! And 'good loveable vampire' sounds like an oxymoron =)

Olga said...

Interesting topic, BJ! I don't go as far as 10,000 BC, but I can imagine myself in 19th centuries as a noble (I think a duchess would do). Of course, with my luck I know I'd be a peasant back then, too, and I'm not okay with that at all.

SIS BJ said...

Hi Olga

A duchess in the 19th century would be great. I love the clothing in that time period.

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