George asked me, “Remember that old movie Somewhere in Time?”
George didn’t have to say another word. We both exclaimed next – “The penny!” and our flash of empathic resonance was both understood and complete.
For those that might not remember or have seen the film, it’s a story about a man who falls in love with a woman from the past, so much so, that he attempts to time travel back to her. He creates an environment in the room around him that is completely authentic to the time period in which she lived. He is eventually successful, transports himself into her time, they fall in love, and all seems well. Well until he finds a penny in his pocket with a date of 1979 on it. Immediately, the time-travel spell is broken, and his love screams in agony as he is whisked away from her.
Read the rest of the story in Polynesiacs: Tiki at Home, page 276.
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