I have a cheerful disposition and flippant is my middle name but lately some bad…sad things have happened, impinging on my mood, my world. And it occurs to me that Cyberland – in all its vagaries – is a kind of parallel sphere. A place to visit for a while, a plane that distracts and soothes, anaesthetises. Nice people inhabit this cosmos – strangers who become momentary friends through a shared thought, a fleeting empathy.
Sometimes a stiff-upper-lip is difficult; or thinking of others less fortunate, to jolt you from your despondency. But the parallel world helps. This counterfeit, beguiling place of encounter nourishes. And real or fake (or both), it diverts, comforts.
What about you? What nourishes you when life beats you down for a moment, steals your peace, your sense of equilibrium? Cyberland? Music? Or the usual suspects – those obliging balms and potions that
we I know so well: alcohol and chocolate; Or the sensible approach – exercise and meditation, yoga? What’s your poison elixir?
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