Can we ever be certain of the answers we give, moments down the road, days, months, or even years later? The what ifs we’re often prompted to write on are fantastic explorations of the psyche in the moment the answer is given. Think about the mindset of the individual in light of how they answer where would they travel to if money was no object, or if they could travel in time, where would they go? There’s a lot more to be gleaned from these seemingly fun answers that your favorite writers and friends give.
Posed with the question of what fictional world would you most like to live in, I immediately started to examine my reasonings for the world I would choose. And, of course, a flurry of options swirled through my mind. It’s hard to answer with that storm going on. I’m sure I’m not alone, either. Where would you go? How long do you need to decide? Are you worried at all about your reasons, or if it’s the right decision to make? Do you think far out into the decision and imagine all that could go wrong/right?
Where do I go?
There are many wonderful stories, fleshed out by the skilled authors of my time alone. Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg, Ridley Scott, and so on. But are they great places to move to permanently? Wouldn’t they be best visited and left? Yes. Because I don’t know these places all that well. There are details I’d be hindered by not knowing. Star Wars universe would rank a close second to my number one.
As much as I am a fangirl of these other worlds, I’d only want to visit them. The reason I write is to take worlds I long for, and put them on paper for others to explore. I choose Trailokya. My reasons are that I have created a fiction that came from within my heart and mind. I’d love to explore the depths of that, and there are so many things that make that eternally possible.
Not only does Trailokya offer alien worlds, but it offers trans-dimensional ones. There would be demons, but they are balanced by the powerful angels, who watch over all. Death would be an adventure, not an end. No one would be lost to us forever because of it.
Of course, I have other questions. Do I become myself in that other world, or am I going to become a character from the narrative? There are biographical details attached to Captain Maiel that come from my own life, so would I be her? Would I be a momentary incarnation of someone? It truly matters, because I’m not giving up my daughter and my life to assume my life only in another universe. Would I even have my daughter? Would she possibly be a son or not exist? What about the rest of my family and friends? Am I so willing to leave them behind for a shot at something else? Would that eventually become painful, full of regret and mourning?
So many questions.
When it boils down to it, this question is wondering if you are happy with who you are, or if you’re seeking something you feel is better. I’m happy with myself and the things in my life. Whatever else I want from this world, I am working toward. So, to go and change everything, I think that would be crazy, and it would require gaining a lot. I just hope that my choice would allow me to bring my baby with me, and my dog, because I would be so miserable without them.
Maybe I put too much thought into it? Where would you go? Let me know in the comments below.