What the heck is a paracosm? Not what you might think:) Here’s the Wikipedia definition.
A paracosm is a detailed imaginary world created inside one’s mind. This fantasy world may involve humans, animals, and things that exist in reality; or it may also contain entities that are entirely imaginary, alien, and otherwordly. Commonly having its own geography, history, and language, the experience of such a paracosm is often developed during childhood and continues over a long period of time: months or even years.
If you were lucky you had a paracosm when you were a child.
A lot of children have sophisticated internal worlds. By my tenth birthday my paracosm filled my mind with extraordinary peoples and universes; it served as endless distraction and it was a safe place for a kid.
As I grew older and the pesky realities of life invaded my paracosm; my access to wonderful adventure and escape was blurred. Now, after years of reality, I allow myself to cross into that special land once in a while. It’s still fantastic. As an adult it is my inspiration.
If you were lucky enough to have a secret land, activate your memory banks. The time trip backward is worth the effort, and you never know what hidden treasures you might find.
Thanks to Sara Swingle for Word Porn.
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