A book is where I hide from my demons. Where do you go?

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Where do you go when you want to escape from the universe?   When you want to separate your identity from the masses?

No husband. Wife. Kids. Pets. Friends. Just you? Where do you go??

I hide in a book with a glass of wine at my elbow and I dive into characters whose life in no way resembles mine.  Or maybe they do.  But the best thing is that it’s not me  and I get to escape reality for as long as I can keep my eyes on the words in the book.  I’m hooked on stories with a defined ending.  I know its going to end whether good, bad, happy or sad at the end of the book it all ceases.

I escape, I hide, I distract with a book.

Where do you go?  Where is your hideout?  Your outlet?

When you want to unplug and do away with the humdrum of everyday life do you find yourself in a book? Drawing? Singing? Dancing? Drinking? Cooking? Eating?

Or other less accepted things which most won’t admit to?

Where do you go when you need a change of view?

Where do you go when you want to escapeyou?

escape into a book
 What say you??

12 thoughts on “A book is where I hide from my demons. Where do you go?

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  3. I don’t have a place I go to escape. I don’t read books anymore, I don’t take walks anymore, I don’t visit museums anymore. I don’t throw a football, eat with friends, or watch comedies. Where has my life gone?

    • This would be me if I didn’t have 3 little girls that force me to at least pretend to be positive. I have to make do with masks for their benefit. I would much rather drink and distract but that is no way to live. You must reach out and snatch your life from the abyss. The longer you allow your life to lie dormant the harder it will be to revive. I know this because I’m a therapist. How ironic right? Take small steps, that’s what I’m doing. Don’t let darkness reign without check. The only thing you control is you, take control today I will attempt the same. Peace to you.

      • “The longer you allow your life to lie dormant the harder it will be to revive.” This is so true, but where do you find the strength? I have to believe I can do this. I have to believe I can find the will to get up each morning and do this for my own kids. Mine are 4 and 1, two boys. I will do this for them.

        Salaam to you also.

      • Don’t believe, know. You know you can do it, so do I. But sometimes as humans we would rather wallow in our misery. It is easier to be bitter than better. I don’t WANT to get out of my funk versus I CAN’T get out of my funk. And admiting this to you on here was eye opening. Make the choice to step back into life. You are worth facing your demons. I have been dodging mine but the time has come for me to face them head on. You can do the same. I will be a source of support. Email me anythime, and I mean that.

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