Where wild minds come to rest
Hello! Happy to have myself as a part of this community :) *virtual hugs*
Being here, I wish to write stories of my life, as being someone who loves to daydream. I daydream a lot, but fortunately I had a good control of it. I would describe myself as an imaginative person (as we all are), an introvert who thinks of things deeply, but yet simple-minded at most times.
My mind or my imagination is my secret world. And it all roots back to my childhood~
It all kinda started when I was 9 years old. I went shopping with my mom and found this one adorable notebook. It's a small book, with a picture of a drawn meadow as the cover. I can't recall on what really happened, but the idea of making this book as a diary came to me. So, it eventually became my first ever diary, and I named it : Violet Meadow.
Why Violet Meadow?
Hm, it's funny how my 9-year-old self managed to come up with a full name for a book. Well, for the 'meadow', it was probably because of the book cover. As for the 'violet', it basically came from the short 'Roses are red, violets are blue' poem. I guess violet was my favorite color at that time.
The contents was mostly stories about my school life, crush, and dreams. I was the kind of person who tend to cherish the happy moments in my life, even the little ones, and thus I wrote them in my diary. I would start off by writing 'Dear Violet' and sometimes with conversations and questions like 'How are you?'. Violet became like a friend to me, an imaginary friend. I imagined her to be a cartoonish lady with violet wavy long hair, wearing a white dress. I was aware that she's just an imagination, but talking to her made me happy.
Since that, my circle of imaginary friends started to grow. There's Anna, Hana, Chibi, Tomo, Teddy, Kyouya, alongside Violet. Most of them, if you notice, have Japanese names. Nope, I'm not Japanese. But my childhood was basically filled with Japanese cartoons(anime). If you're an anime fan, you would probably knew which TV shows they come from :)
With my imaginary friends being cartoons, I actually made up a cartoon version of myself.
With such an established group of imaginary friends, I created an imaginary room - a living room with a small wooden Japanese table, a TV, small light from a bulb that lightens up the room which was surrounded by darkness. There was a door too. Yup, that is how I imagined how my 'mind' would be like.
We sat around the table, drinking green tea and munching cookies while having conversations. Sometimes we would chat about my day, sometimes about feelings, and even serious world issues too. The conversations was thorough and fun, but thinking now, it was basically me expanding the idea, and expressing my opinions in different point of views.
Truthfully, each of them resembles myself, maybe in terms of characteristics, behaviours or habits. They are the different parts of my identity.
That's all for now. For the next post, I'll try to continue more on their characters that resembles me :D
I really want to post a picture of my drawings of them. I used to draw them in the diary. (with the cartoon version of myself). Simple doodles :)
Have a good day,