Journeys Across Eternity
With shows like Forever (on ABC) and Outlander (on Starz) attracting attention on the small screen these days, it seems audiences never tire of historical or futuristic travels and the lure of everlasting life.
These beloved plot devices allow us to experience history with a twist, enjoying the contrast created by juxtaposing very different expectations of culture and technology.
Perhaps even more importantly, these fictional journeys offer us a chance to grapple with our own mortality. We yearn to see beyond our years, to have more time to explore the world, and preferably with unending youth and strength to enjoy it all. By exploring these dreams, we imagine both the positive and negative possibilities for such power, and can find reasons to be grateful for what we have. Let’s take a look at what we can learn from tales of time and eternity.