The ability to stop and rewind time... if only for a moment.
As I grow older and the mistakes, missed opportunities, and paths not taken in life accumulate as dead weight in the cluttered heart and mind, it's ever more attractive to be able to fix the mistakes, re-think positions, and reverse course to take the path not traveled. And while life is not a simple dichotomy that can easily be fixed by binary choices -- there are many potential paths to failure, pain, and heartache -- having "another go" at even the least of these paths gone wrong will always be seductive.
Yet having this ability -- which I very much want...
-- could be its own curse.
Because as much as mistakes, missed opportunities, and paths not taken bring failure, pain, and sorrow, they also nurture our humanity, expand our understanding, and hopefully inform our futures. Without our choices and paths having consequence, this entire life could become artificial -- a list of abstract choices -- and ultimately meaningless. Does anything matter if choices can all be changed?
So although I want to be able to stop time and rewind it...
... maybe it's best to leave that for games?
Because in this game you only get a limited number of choices... and only one playthrough.