Living In An Illusory World.

Writers and readers are hopelessly romantic. They live in a fictional world, and tend to be unacceptable to the real world. They immerse themselves so much in a world, which does not exist that they deviate and forget that they live in a world, which does exist. They seek pleasure in something, which is unreal, and shirk their responsibilities towards reality. They live in denial; they live with indifference. They do not live in actuality. Myth engulfs them so strongly that pragmatism and logic become their adversaries. These writers and readers do not know how the real world works.”

This, my friend, is an allegation on me today. But what can I say to this?

May be I am irrational. May be I don’t think practically. May be I shed off my responsibilities, may be I do live in too many worlds at a point of time. May be I am hopelessly romantic. May be I do live in denial. May be I live in a fictional world, and may be I really do not know how this “real world” works?

But does anyone actually know the difference?

All I got to say about this is,

“I have lived a thousand lives and I have lived a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.” –George R. R. Martin.

Yes, I read and I write and most of the times I immerse myself so much in these two things that I forget the real from unreal. I can barely make what was true and what was a dream. I forget the real world in the process of making a beautiful world for myself where I can live. And many a times I don’t want to come back from there, well, most of the times. And what’s more? I can’t. I can’t just do that. I have to come back.

So is that not enough? Is it not enough that I have to come back, and I do come back into the so-called real world and try to live in it.

Is it not enough that I live a life, which I don’t want to?

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

23 thoughts on “Living In An Illusory World.

  1. Hi Moushmi,

    that is life in two worlds, in two states, in Alpha state(metaphysical world) and in Beta (physical world). It is great to spend more time in metaphysical world, and to use that worlds to create better real world. As someone said “I had dreams, and I had nightmares, I won the nightmares with my dreams”

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  2. Who defines real and unreal in the first place ……. I would just say that the ones who are accusing have different reality than ours…….. What is the harm in living in proses a verses……what is the harm in crying a hundred times and living in a thousand love stories …. This is my world …. It makes me smile… keeps my soul satisfied 😊. Take it or leave it .

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  3. i prefer to say i am a hopeful romantic.

    “Is it not enough that I live a life, which I don’t want to?” i say you are living the life given to you by all the authors who have lived before you, and all those who are yet to come who have become inspired by your life which you have so courageously shared with us all

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  4. I relate to your post 🙂 I think who gets to define real unreal anyway. What I live, experience, feel is real to me and that is exactly what I live. I don’t much bother making the distinction anymore as long as I am sure most basic aspects of living duties are taken care of. That leads to joy and what else do we want?

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  5. A writer does not write themselves but they write out of themselves, using themselves; what they learn from, what we are sensitive to, what we feel strongly about–these become characters and go to make plots. And being a reader we can visit all those things, books can move us without us making a move…
    “Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books~ JULIAN BARNES”

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