Friday, October 17, 2008

the reality in fantasy

What lies inside the mind? The deepest depths of our conscious being. It seems that we have a limitless imagination. Yet some believe that eventually time will end and our world will cease to exist. We have so many books that describe alternate worlds. far from what we would believe in. However if you were to take a look at those books they seem to all have a resounding message. The good will overtake the bad, we will not lose our way of life. Especially in fantasy books like the movie Independence Day . "We will not go silently into the night". It looks to me as though our imaginations are more rational than our logical thinking in slight twisted ways. I love it. Our species is the smartest of all animals in the world. We have made alternate worlds that we can dive into through books and movies. And through these movies and books we get to glimpse the ideas of our world by way of a completely alternate design. In my opinion Authors write there novels to better understand what we go through in real life.
In the books we write and those that we choose to read I believe that we use these books to find something more to relate to ourselves rather than to just look at ourselves without an understanding about our own desires and reasoning. If you ever see someone who is reading a book for the umpteenth time then you can tell they have fond a book that means something to him, and in my opinion he is searching those pages for an answer he doesn't know the question to.
Our imaginations can dictate a whole different part of our subconscious that we hardly ever notice. I believe that we use books to express what our imagination dictates. The creation of a whole new world on the pages that we enjoy so much is really quite an amazing process that not many have yet looked into. We know what it takes to write a novel but we don't really know what creates the inspiration to put these tools to use. And when we look back at the history of books we notice that they have always been used to compile knowledge. When we write a novel we actually use our imagination to create a mixture of other things that we have already read and seen remixing multiple worlds into one. maybe we can create a whole new idea about why we write books

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it’s only when we read/write fiction that we truly let go of our inhibitions, negative experiences and give free rein to our thoughts. For fiction is magic, we create the world. From being a passive onlooker or from being an uninterested ‘live-er’ we become active, willing participants. We think, we feel, we grow, we imagine and we find refuge in words…maybe we find ourselves mirrored in books…a natural result of empathy, I’d say.
Reading a book is an intensely personal experience – mainly because our reflections, our thoughts, our reactions, our feelings that these books bring about are unique. They stimulate us into bringing out the best of us, they communicate directly to that part of us cocooned away from the rest of the world. They transport us into the realm of the soul..
As for WHY we write books, I don’t think its all that different from why we read them. It’s all about self-exploration and the self is essentially connected to the universe, so in short, it’s a tour of everything…and nothing.
Thank you, Aaron, for writing about such a beautiful concept. As your other articles, it is thought provoking, touching and contemplative…Thank you for sharing your blog, its just what I’ve been wanting to read for a long time.