I just had a thought today about one of the reasons some people love reading and writing so much. I think it is for those of us who sometimes find ‘real life’ too harsh, heavy or maybe sometimes boring. We have managed to escape reality by immersing ourselves in books. The wondrous ability to forget ones problems and fears and dive into a whole new reality where the focus is not on your issues. Writing is similar I think, in a way, we are looking at rewriting things that we wish we could change. In some way or another we are escaping the finality of the past and present and ‘creating’ something beyond time. An escape hatch for the imagination, right there whenever needed.
So, in the end, I guess we are all Escape Artists at heart. 🙂
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