Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fantasy and Imagination


I learned something huge about myself last night, as I was trying to fall asleep. I have always thought I was incapable of having a fantasy life. (That’s crazy for an actor to admit, right?) I am pretty firmly rooted in the “here and now” and am not given to fanciful thoughts. This means that, while I know I am creative, I never thought of myself as being imaginative. And last night I figured out why: because I am SO GOOD at fantasizing that I get hugely invested emotionally and it becomes too real to me. When I sit and try to imagine what it would be like to to be married, or to be on Broadway, I get invested immediately and the feeling is too intense. So, I refuse to fantasize or play with my imagination because it is all too real. I settle for practicality handle my emotions and dreams through hard work. I couldn't believe it when I figured this out- imagine what is possible, now that I realize I have had the tools all along? =)

2 comments:

  1. Hello?? That's the fucking SECRET my friend!!!! Teach me.

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  2. Oh I know this feeling all too well!! It's funny I came across this blog right before bed! I too get way too emotionally invested and find that it holds me back in really seeing the big picture...please keep up posted on how you are able to let your imagination wonder!

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