I Live in 3 Worlds. What About You?
This afternoon, I was deep in a novel when my husband Kelly startled me by walking into the room. I realized as he continued out of the room that I was in one of my worlds but not the one that he is prominent in. Later, I thought of a third world I inhabit.
So here are my three worlds:
- This one. You know it too, the one where we work, share messages with each other, go to the grocery store or the dentist. This could be called the regular world. I suppose that much of what I read in the NY Times would go here... but not all!
- The world of imagination. That's where I was inside that novel. It does overlap some with the other ones, and I would put dreams in here. When Barbara from New Jersey was in Cancun recently, I enjoyed imagining her pictures of the beaches.
- The world of memory. This comes up all the time when I work on my memoirs. It came up today when I got an email from someone who is organizing people who raised llamas around the time that Kelly and I did, and she mentioned names of old friends of mine she is trying to reach.
So those are my worlds. I'm mostly in the first one and I'm in and out of the others.
What about you?