An Alternative Universe

Looking back on my life, I realize that I have always had a very active imagination. Starting at a very young age I would sit out on the dew covered grass at night staring at the stars and dreaming about where I would be in 10,20,30 years in the future. I imagine most all kids have done that, but, I don’t know that for sure, but I never outgrew it.

You could say that I was speculating what life would have been like in an alternative universe.

Due to my Aspie traits, I am a very serious planner. Everything must be mapped out in order to be accomplished. Another reason for this type of dreaming is probably because I am disappointed in some decisions I have made, or maybe worse yet, didn’t make this time around. I kinda hope, but I don’t believe, that reincarnation is real and in a future life I can learn from the mistakes of this one and finally get it right. 😎 I am talking about all the dreaming stuff as a precursor to the main topic of this post. Let’s get on with that.

I am now a 100% streaming TV watcher. The networks with their scheduled programs are a thing of the past for me. I now have access to things that I haven’t seen in ages. I also have an insatiable appetite for comedies, particularly those of the last millennium. MTM, Newhart, and Cheers, are shows I very much enjoyed back in their day. But, my all-time favorite comedy was Dharma & Greg. Now that I have finally discovered who I am, or at least who I want to be in this world, I think that Dharma would have been my ideal soulmate, or as Anne of Green Gables said, my “kindred spirit”. I’m not talking about a love life, but instead someone I could relate to at a personal/emotional level. I guess those people are called BFF now.πŸ˜‰

In my “searching years” I had a thing for Mary Tyler Moore. I could only dream that I would ever meet such a person. After watching the series again these many years later, I discovered she would have been a terrible choice for “my person” in my life. First, she was a clothes hound. During the seven years of MTM that I recently watched, she changed outfits at least twice in each show, and she never seemed to wear the same outfit more than once. That alone would have driven me nuts. πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’« Her personality was also very cheerleaderish. I don’t think I could have lived with someone like that!

By contrast, Dharma was a nonconformist and did almost everything without fretting the consequences. Now, don’t get me wrong. I realize that Dharma was not a real person, but instead just came from the wild imagination of a half dozen or more writers sitting around a table. She is a fictional character, but I would really have liked to found someone like her in real life.

I still have too much conformist in me that needs to be driven out! Yeah, even at my age. πŸ€ͺ

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