On NPR's The Connection this week Dick Gordon speaks with Marjorie Taylor about children's imaginary friends. I don't remember having any when I was a kid, although I'm sure I must have. They talked about how an imaginary friend is a good thing. Among other benefits, it also helps children to exercise their imaginations. I started thinking that I need an imaginary friend now... as with most people, my imagination seems to have shrunk over the years. But there has to be a way to exercise it, pump it up a bit... Although I think it might be a little too freaky to start with an imaginary person friend, so maybe I will start with an imaginary dog and work my way up (or down, depending on how you look at it)
Don't be surprised if you hear me talking to myself more than usual from now on.
Tomorrow I give a little presentation to the class, then try to find a ride to Stockholm so I can catch a 10:30 flight to New York City. Tomoe is in Connecticut so I will spend a while there, then off to Michigan to my brother's for Christmas, and then back to Connecticut.