I took this picture on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, during a Books & Martini Night with a few friends (before martinis, I might add), on Bloor Street West, somewhere between Bathurst and Spadina.
My first theory was that at some point in 2012 I will travel back in time to whenever the sidewalk was laid, and inscribe my name and year. Though Brendan Myers suggested on Facebook that it may be the pavement itself that’s travelling back in time. Mind blowing – I know.
Over the course of many martinis various alternative theories emerged, but either way, it seems clear that time travel will happen. Has happened.
Why such a short message, a mere eight characters? What could it mean? Is it a warning, or a promise of awesome things to come? Will we finally get flying cars and jetpacks? Gosh, I hope so.