In Missing Reality January 28, 2011Posted by Lauren Cooke in Wordy Business.
Tags: Books, Dreams, literature
There are some characters that have changed the lives of so many people. We feel their wants, their sadness. Their joys cause our hearts to quake, their experiences are as much a part of us as our own characters, our own dreams. They are so vivid, so pure and so real that they are not only embedded in our minds, but in our worlds. They are as homely to us as the couch we grew up with, as the pillows we dream on every night.
The problem is that these wonderful people, these dearest friends, are not there for us when we need them most. We are so close to them, we see them as so important, yet all they are, are shadows of someone else’s dreams. The most elegant and delicate shadows, of course, but shadows nonetheless. They are but thoughts passing in the night, no more of substance than our dreams or thoughts.