Writing Challenge Day 11 – Something you always think “What if…” about.
I am going to give you a peak inside my twisted little mind and a short visit to The Land of What If…
I’m not going to tell you about how my “what if…” thoughts often include very unhealthy lines of thinking like: “What if so and so says or does such and such?” “What if I never married and just raised my first daughter on my own?” “What if I was rich?” “What if I just punch so and so in the throat?” “What if no one ever reads my blog?” “What if people disagree or say mean things to me?” And so on, but that’s not the “what if” stuff I want to share.
I am going to tell you how my twisted little mind likes to delve into thoughts like: “What if the way I see red is different than the way you see red? like what if my red is blue to you?” “What if someone had named a pen a pencil and a pencil a pen or a cat a dog and a dog a cow?” “What if my sweet is your salty?” “What if I forgot to wear clothes when I left the house?” “What if ‘yo mamma’ really was so fat that when she jumped into the air, she got stuck?” “What if animals see ghosts?” “What if trees have feelings?” “What if my apple taste is your orange taste?” See I could spend hours thinking about why things are the way they are, and what if they were different, or what if my experience of something is different than your experience. So. Many. Questions.
The way I see it is, it’s kind of silly to think about a “what if..” that you cannot change, other than for just thinking outside of the box, and maybe sometimes that is not so silly. And it is a true waste of time to think about a “what if…” you can change, if you are not going to change it. And it is simply a practice of planning, if you think about a “what if…” in a way that you actually intend to act upon.
There you have it, a peak inside my twisted little mind, and oh how tiny a peak it is. For me the land of “what if…” is place I am not terribly comfortable visiting anymore, it can get away from me very quickly, and that is not profitable for me or any of the people I have to have contact with in life.
How about you? Is your experience different? Is your “what if…” healthier, weirder, or maybe more entertaining than mine? Feel free to give us a look into how you entertain your “what if…” kind of thinking.