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101 Things in 1001 Days: Fantasy

Friday, January 19, 2007


I have to confess straight away that I am not a big fan of fantasy – never have been. I have not watched nor read Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter or been captivated by science fiction. There is no real explanation for my total lack of interest in these particular genres of writing or film except to say that perhaps I am a little bit too realistic when it comes to (my) life in general and so tend to prefer to live in the now of things.

Having said that I will admit that I do fantasize about changing my life sometimes. Doing something different, living someplace else – I especially fantasize about moving out of the city and living in the country or somewhere quiet by the beach where I will grow my own vegetables, raise my own fowl, not worry about finances, live in a world without TV, iPods and the internet (perhaps living without the internet is stretching it a bit, but it can be done) and have my children grow up in the great outdoors. And the main reason I like this particular fantasy of mine is because it can easily (well almost) become reality.



Blogger Inconsequential said...

Sounds like a very doable plan, moving away and living with out so many of the trimmings...
For me, I couldn't enjoy that sort of thing without a decent supply of music, and well, fantasy/sci-fi books...Tv's computers etc I can go with out...but I must have Music!
and books are a fantastic escape from most sorts of reality...

Friday, January 19, 2007  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Your fantasy sounds good, although I couldn't do without the news and the internet. I'd feel like I was trapped in a time warp or something.

Friday, January 19, 2007  
Blogger Rethabile said...

I agree with everything, except the Net. That would not be possible for me, I think.

Saturday, January 20, 2007  
Blogger Speedy Chick said...

That sounds like a great fantasy to me. I've fantasized about living in one of the small fishing towns in Newfoundland ever since I went there one summer. I thought how charming would it be to have enough money to live there and be free to explore the beautiful landscape every day. Except when the snow is up to your eyeballs;)

Saturday, January 20, 2007  
Blogger Misplaced said...

I like your fantasy- It seems like most of us want fantasize about changing our lives in some drastic way, maybe its time we stop fantasizing and do it.

Saturday, January 20, 2007  
Blogger Liza's Eyeview said...

Yes, those are good fantasies...and some (or all) can turn to reality.

Saturday, January 20, 2007  
Blogger Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

I'm with you! This is going to be a hard prompt for me because I am very much grounded in reality.

Saturday, January 20, 2007  
Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

Every single country I have ever visited I have a fantasy about living there... I don't know what that says about my life here and now, but it's just something that comes over me whenever I have a new experience!
Ditto for me as well, though- I'd have to have the net...

Saturday, January 20, 2007  
Blogger Bug said...

Good luck with your plan! It sounds fantastic!

Saturday, January 20, 2007  
Blogger Bongga Mom said...

I've got lots of fantasies like that, ones that usually involve winning the lottery first..:)

Sunday, January 21, 2007  
Anonymous Frances said...

I hope you will be able to fufill your fantasy.
It sounds great - though I gotta have Internet.
Have a great Sunday

Sunday, January 21, 2007  
Blogger GoGo said...

I too am not a fantasy reader, though have read some in my life.

I agree your plan sounds doable. Hey and good luck with the time capsul. What a lovely idea!

Sunday, January 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was this show on PBS once. It went on for a couple months, I think, and got three families together and took them out where they had to build their own cottages, grow their own crops, and live as if they were back in colonial USA, clothes and everything. I thought it was the coolest idea, and your post reminded me of it. It would be a neat idea, but I couldn't live without the phone.

Monday, January 22, 2007  
Blogger Bridget M said...

Do it! At least in part. And remember, you can make a tremendous change in your life by making seeminly small adjustments. You don't have to start over from scratch!

Great post! And see if you can't give fantasy and sci/fi a try. I always disliked to the point of being bored by it, finding it humourous and spooflike when it wasn't, or downright hating it. But my husband has made me a convert, to some degree. Although I still chide him - "That's not sci/fi brilliance, that's just King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table wearing different suits." He doesn't like that.

Monday, January 22, 2007  
Anonymous KG said...

I live in a world without TV, and I highly recommend it! We get so much done without it. If we had 4 different history channels, 3 music channels, 10 music channels, we would constantly find justification for watching it — it's educational, right?

I must have the Internet, though — for blogging and email and connection to the rest of the world.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

YOurs can be achieved. Only one needs will power to have it.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007  

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