Daydreaming 4 August 2015


I’d say that about the only time I daydream is when either I’m riding my horse, driving my tractor, or just before falling to sleep. I daydream about having my novels made into movies, having a two-story writing space like a castle turret, and places I’ll go with Robert.

As a writer, I guess what I do as I think through character, plot and setting could be considered daydreaming. I used to daydream a lot more, sinking into various fantasies in my brain and kind of watching from a strange distance as my characters acted out their lives in that in-between world inside my head.  IMG_3584

I guess the real question is: do I live a “secret” life in my mind? Don’t we all? I think for the most part, it’s a healthy thing, because it gives us the space to think and to dream without judgement, to plan how to make life better or to escape from situations that cause pain.

I think daydreaming must be responsible for most creative thing like: good novels, flavored lattes, peach chutney, antibiotics, taming  & riding horses, campfire stories, foil dinners, s’mores, popcorn, fire crackers, bicycles, pudding, and whipped cream in a can.

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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