Want to Get Away but Don’t Want the Hassle of Traveling? Re-Visit Your Secret ” Parallel Life”

My Secret Dream Escape

Dear Reader:

All my life I have always dreamed about my secret hiding place ( that I would create one day) where I could escape the stresses, strains, and plaguing problems of ordinary life.

When I came across the title photo by accident yesterday… I wanted to scream with joy… it WAS the secret happy place ( or as close to as humanly possible) that I would ever visibly see … it was my perfect ” utopian” escape!

When we get glimpses into our personal parallel lives… we feel it before we see it…that deja vu feeling… that there is another me inside this one… a freer, more unrestrained ” being” longing for that ” Neverland” … open to all our wildest dreams and fantasies!

In order to keep returning to ” Neverland” we have to have maintained that child within us who was open to wonder and curiosity… the child who set no barriers or restrictions on the imagination dwelling within.

In our parallel life… we are not hindered by such mundane restrictions as chronological age, financial or societal tiers, gender, physical, mental, or emotional abilities or even interests and passions. We are simply ” beings” who are wide-open to life and the next opportunity hiding around the bend.

If you need a starting point to enter your parallel life… revisit some of your childhood dreams that turned into adult fantasy/reality locations- -for me… it is miles and miles of flowering fields.

Childhood Dream
Provence-Reality for me

What a fun afternoon and I didn’t even have to leave my recliner… no tickets or passports or immunizations or waiting lines… your parallel life is always there for you.

Kaitlyn enjoying a glimpse into her parallel life!

Saturday night Tommy texted me and said Pip had been staring at him for twenty minutes non-stop… didn’t want anything -just wanted to stare at him… Tommy looked it up and discovered a heart-warming explanation.

Precious Pip

So until tomorrow… Take time to leave home and travel through your imagination… stimulate your creativity… and envelope the universal ” being” of being alive!

” Never mind Capt’n … It Be Daybreak soon!”

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

The male robins are starting to pop up to claim their territory… a hint of spring to come!
Bright Colors brighten a cold rainy day!

Add warmth… and turn a cold, rainy day into a cozy relaxing one!

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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