Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Don't Look Behind the Curtain


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if this is all a big, fat distraction?

No, I'm not going to specify from what. Or which. I had no idea what to ask today. This is the best I could do. I'm going to let your imaginations run wild.

17 comments:

  1. It kind of is, in a way, if you have a faith. We of faith sometimes get distracted by what is going on around us and we forget the bigger purpose of why we are here. A lot of distractions out there in various forms; easy to sometimes go down the wrong road, no matter what you may or not be believe.

    betty

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  2. That means there is something better and I want to find it.

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  3. That's how the news feels these days.

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  4. I don't want to think that the previous 8 years was the distraction for what we have today. That would be truly sick if it was a distraction.

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  5. For me, distractions usually come with migraine pain. Being able to move beyond my head and pain is hard.

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  6. I could see this since we get distracted by many things anyway so..why not

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  7. We sometimes believe we are living in a simulation. ~grin~ I'm making the most of it, though. Heh...

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    1. Ah yes. It's an interesting theory. Scary, too.

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  8. We are all living in a virtual reality series watched by an alien race. So far, they have been happy with all the story lines and revel in our misery. But, one day, the series is going to be cancelled and we all will go **poof**.

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    1. Now, that's a story! I hope it's not true.

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  9. That is scary that there is no direction to that question....we could come up with so much. I say LIFE....maybe it is a big fat distraction! Maybe the crap that happens to us during LIFE is just so we don't realize just how boring it is???

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  10. Do you mean like in The Matrix? The weird things that happen to me often have me wondering if we are in a pre-programmed simulation.

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  11. Eh so much of daily life is a distraction from what's important to us isn't it?

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