Just two letters. But they open up a whole world of possibilities, or shall we say - impossibilities? A whole different world of hope, expectations, desires, fears, apprehensions...Sounds silly but whenever I get a 'what if' in my head, it makes me smile. It reminds me of the present dimension that I'm in and the other dimension that is 'if'. So many times I've wanted the two dimensions to co-exist. Something like a spare tyre. If one goes, the other should carry things forward. But just imagine if (again, if) that were the case. There would be no disaster, no worries, no fears to face. The other dimension would kick in with a solution. But with it would also come other problems like the two dimensions confusing you into mixing people, places and even time!
Sounds like a sci-fi movie, but these are thoughts that often occupy my 'iffy' brain. But thankfully, it hasn't taken over yet. That would be disaster of another kind.
Human beings are animals of routine. We love to get into our own little comfort zones. We spend years and years trying not to come out of it. But just imagine, what if one day...one (not so fine) day, we come face to face with our own 'other' self, the 'what-if-I-were-this/that-self'?
This reminds me of a particular TV show that aired on this particular channel, Hallmark (isn't on-air anymore) - Sliders, a while ago . Showed the escapades of a young nerd (the hero), who had found a way, or rather, had accidentally discovered a way of slipping into the parallel dimension (world), and would have encounters with people identical to his own existing dimension. Except in the other dimension, these people were either crazy or criminals (obviously, else how'd the producers get the TRP ratings, huh?). But it came pretty close to my thought process. Used to watch every single episode. But after a while, it got tiresome. I guess it's just as well.
Fantasy must have stops too, however pleasurable the flight.