Fiction can be a safe place to retreat. It can be as stable or chaotic as you like but it is more stable even when chaotic because you can modify it as needed. Call it asserting control or call it tweaking for best fit, it’s still something that’s not entirely out of your hands.

Fiction can be a safe place to retreat. It can be as stable or chaotic as you like but it is more stable even when chaotic because you can modify it as needed. Call it asserting control or call it tweaking for best fit, it’s still something that’s not entirely out of your hands.
 
Yet it can also be timeless, perfect, eternal. The Platonic realm, what I see as a fictional database showing how human minds compress and simplify geometric figures and other forms may be a safe place to retreat, tweak for best fit, modify as needed. It’s not entirely out of your hands, particularly your interactions with it. I never could understand the notion of Platonic realm because I always though it was supposed to be fixed and immobile, frozen, absolute. But it is our INTERACTIONS with what we BELIEVE is fixed/immobile/frozen/absolute that creates a relationship where one has power, even if the use of the power is to say: I accept or I succumb.

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