Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a Back to the Future fan. Last year, I dressed up like Marty McFly, since he (in 1985) travels forward in time, arriving on October 15, 2015. Along with celebrating “Back to the Future” Day in October of last year (and seeing the film in a theatre, cheering when the exact day and time on screen matched the exact day and time in reality), I (like many fans) hoped the Cubs would win the world series.
It had nothing to do with my love of sports; it’s just–wouldn’t it be cool if a movie made in 1989 actually did predict the future? In the trilogy’s second film, the Cubs are said to have won the 2015 World Series:
Back to the Future fans were almost as disappointed as Cubs fans to learn they were close–but no winner. So this year, I join baseball fans in celebrating a Cubs win. And I’m not the only one.
I’m always fascinated by the power of stories. I find it unimaginable that we have stories existing from ancient times, and it’s good to know that even a modern mythology like Back to the Future can unite so many fans even as politics try as always to divide us.
Remember: the future is what you make it, so make it a good one!