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The Time Machine UNLIMITED:”What Uncle Herbert Thought was Time was Actually…

Posted in 1 by marcusunlimited on August 29, 2009

The Time Machine UNLIMITED: “What Uncle Herbert Thought Was Time Was Actually…”
by Marcus J. C. UNLIMITED

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By now you probably have guessed that when I say Uncle Herbert I really mean my late, great, great, great Uncle Herbert. I figure there is little need to keep reminding you of his chronological place in our families history.
With that said, lets move on.
It had been a while since I had brought home the treasure chest from Uncle Herbert’s Estate Allotment. Everyone was easy to let me have it since it was filled with writings and musical notations and as a vocalist, teacher of voice and composer of works for the human voice, those were also the things I did.
By this time I had of course determined that Uncle Herbert had been in the process of losing his mind, or really had discovered some sort of exponential method of travel. Uncle Herbert was famous for his book on Time Travel that was largely thought to be fiction in those days and today. However after he had penned the famous story, the creative ideas he had first put together to sound feasible in the world of fiction, began to stand up stronger and stronger to various concepts on the possibility of exponential travel.
When I first read his composition books entitled “travels” I thought they were some form of unreleased fiction. The more I read and studied of his “travel’s” the more I began to realize that he really had thought he had been to these places. In fact he had made several written references to himself regarding, “…the importance of not letting anyone know that he has been making these travels.”
This meant that I was reading the ramblings of a mad man or, I had stumbled across one of the greatest discoveries in the history of mankind, or perhaps a bit of both. One things for sure, the documentation of his “travels” were thoroughly engaging and whether fact or fiction, well worth the read.
After wading through a series of scriblles and shorthand I finally deciphered some text that was found under the heading of “‘Tis not time I have travelled through but space?” Under which Uncle Herbert had in his own words explained that the travels he thought he had been taking towards the future, were actually travels across great, unfathomable distances of space.
This page was a mix of thoughts and scratchings that any onlooker passing by would have considered insanity. However, when combined with even a small amount of everything else that was popping up out of the treasure chest, they seemed like concepts of genius. Here is a sampling of some of the statements Uncle Herbert had scattered across that page:

Feelings are the fuel!
I went not into the future, but into another galaxy!
An image ignites your memories, a song reminds you of a moment from long ago.
How strong must the feelings be? It must be as those moments when music is so beautiful that it causes one to tear up.
There are three components to the fuel of exponential travel: Illustration, Storytelling and Music.


When I saw the word storytelling I was taken aback for a moment. ‘What does he mean?’ I thought. Was he saying there is no real travel, just what you make up in a story? What thrill is there in that. Through these weekend discoveries know that while I dig through the treasure chest, I am holding and half reading his writings. One discovery of text is quickly supported or estranged by a finding of an odd illustration or musical notation.



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