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  •  A Little Reading is a Dangerous Thing (9+ / 0-)

    Nice twist on the subject by you.  

    Fortunately, emulating fictional characters only makes us look faintly ridiculous; it's consolation can be that it provides us lots of fun and personal entertainment.

    While I can't admit to living out my fantasies, I had a rich, though internal, fantasy life as a child, based on such characters as Dorothy Gale, childhood bios of famous Americans, and even Toad of Toad Hall.  My only affectation due to fiction was behaving like I was the princess and the world was a pea whenever I was sick.

    Even without acting out, I enjoyed a more colorful and richer childhood because my imagination was more brightly illuminated by the books I read.  I adored Curious George, but even with the benefit of knowing all his adventures from the books, I was unable to conjure myself into the mind of a mischievous little monkey.

    For that, I'd have been willing to look ridiculous.

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    by Limelite on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 07:13:36 AM PDT

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