Who or what is your constant?

United States
March 11, 2008 8:05pm CST
In Desmond's last episode he was told that he needed a constant to latch on to in both time periods or he would die. A constant is an object or person that exists in both time periods, that the time traveler deeply cares about. I guess mine would be my friend Nathan. I've known him since second grade, and he's lived in the same house this whole time, so it would be easy to know where he was. So who/what would your constant be?
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@ice9nine (38)
• United States
12 Mar 08
Hello bochco, excellent discussion topic! I sure am glad to know that you have found your constant--in case anything goes wrong of course! ;) I have a constant too and a story that is eerily similar to Desmond. Go figure! The man to whom I am engaged now is the same man to whom I was once engaged nearly 15 years ago. We fell apart (like young people do) and broke up 11 years ago, and though we remained in touch through the years, we were always out of reach as circumstances prevented us from being anything more than distant friends. I had resigned myself to idea that he will always be "the one that got away" and moved a whopping--yes--2000 miles away! Well (by luck or pure chance) we ran into each other for the first time in 11 years and have been inseperable ever since! I don't mean to sound silly or superstitious, but if you define a constant as one who keeps you grounded and keeps you safe, then I do believe that we must have "natural constants" in our lives.
• United States
13 Mar 08
Wow. That's a great story ice. Happy to hear you two are together again. Thank you much for your response.
• United States
14 Mar 08
What an awesome story Ice!!
• United States
31 Mar 08
Mine would have to be my good friend shane's sister. Ive known her for as long as I can remember, and theres no one id rather have in a fox hole than her.
• United States
31 Mar 08
You son of a bee!
@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
16 Mar 08
Great question- My constant would be my mom. Obviously she would take my call from me in the future-- and I know where she is- I'm guessing I would always know where to find her. Friends move-- or could move- if you didn't hear from them in a while.
• United States
17 Mar 08
It seems a lot of people would pick their mothers.Thanks for your response.
• United States
14 Mar 08
My constant would have to be my mom.... She is the only person that has been there from the time I was born and isn't going anywhere ever! :)
• United States
15 Mar 08
Yeah moms are great. Thanks for the response.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
12 Mar 08
This is a very good question! My constant would either be my Mom or my hubby. Hard to say which for sure. My mom and I have this extremely strong connection and bond. We are two peas in a pod and we just get one another. But, my hubby is my best friend and my life preserver. So, were I in Desmond's situation, I would simply try both of them. Or, whichever person popped up in the my present period would be the person I would look up in the sideways period. Great question!
• United States
13 Mar 08
Thank you. And a great answer from yourself. Thank you for your response.
• United States
12 Mar 08
my constant would be my son aylon...he would pull me out of any mess and remind me exactly who I was and where i had been.
• United States
12 Mar 08
Nice. Thank you for your response.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
12 Mar 08
mine would have to be my mum... my childhood friends I rarely see anymore.. Imagine going through that experience that desmond had though.. That was crazy he was like in 2 places at once... weird story line, but keeps you Totally hooked... Can't wait till the next episode....
• United States
12 Mar 08
Indeed. Thank you for your response.