Aunty Ida is on my mind, apparently. Her name starts with an A, and I’m in edits with the sequel to Aunty Ida, but that’s not really why. Taking on two big challenges at once without thinking twice about it is exactly what she would do.
Then again, she’s barely on this side of sanity.
She’s also not on this side of reality, but that’s neither here nor there. She’s one of those characters on the cusp of willing herself into the world, whether we like it or not. Let’s be grateful I don’t have her scientific knowledge, or we’d be in a bunch of trouble, but I digress.
I think that while our characters can reflect aspects of ourselves, they can also reflect aspects we wish we had, and Aunty Ida has a fearless optimism which I admire and envy. A confidence that, no matter the bumps along the way, all will turn out for the best (to be fair, Aunty Ida digs the trenches for the bumps, makes the concrete, backs up the truck, pours the concrete, and shapes the bumps, but again, I digress).
While our fictional worlds cannot exist without us, they also can tell us about what we need in our real ones. I will try to find some fearless optimism as I tackle the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge and Camp Nanowrimo the same month I have to do my taxes. We’ll see how it goes.
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