Posted by Petra on October 29, 1997 at 18:28:56:
In Reply to: Re: Alternative timeline posted by Marcia on October 29, 1997 at 16:00:30:
: Hi, Petra...I think we would both have liked to see similar things, but each of us imagines it differently. That is what I meant by saying it was a "time of Possibilities." I think that with the continent being such a vast, fertile chunk of land, keeping out the Europeans would have been impossible. But like you enjoy imagining an "alternative timeline," I like to imagine a world in which the Europeans could have learned to live peaceably, side by side with the native peoples, each learning the best from the other...an idea that, again, like your "alternative timelines" was apparently impossible. But think what a world it might have been!
Yes, I agree, that sure would have been a better world. It's always good to dream about how things could have been better, especially when it inspires us to try to change things for the better in our time. After all, it's not too late yet to try to get along and a responsible treatment of land and nature is needed more than ever. So, maybe our imagination can lead us to look out for today's possibilities. Anyway, keep up the good dreams - can't hurt.
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