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.😉

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. 😵‍💫 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. 🤪