A. Catherine Noon here, and our Valentine’s Day party is coming to a close. But before we sign off, I wanted to talk about fantasy for a moment. We read romance for many reasons, among them is the hope that a happy ending is always at the end and that our characters, with whom we’ve fallen in love, get each other. Life isn’t always like that, and so we seek solace in Story.
Experts say a rich fantasy life is good for us, and that we can travel places in our minds like we do when we dream. So me? I’m going to Mallorca.
I don’t even know where Mallorca is, it just sounds luxe.
I asked Google, “Where is Mallorca?” and it showed me this:
Turns out, I also spelled it differently than the Interwebs; the entry immediately below the map has it, “Majorca.” But that’s the Wikipedia entry, and amusingly enough, in the article itself, it spells it Mallorca. Make up your mind, Internet!
It’s a popular vacation spot for Europeans, which is why it’s in my imagination because of books I’ve read. I can imagine Captain Hastings going there, meeting the love of his dreams, and then showing back up at Poirot’s flat lovelorn and broke. Granted, that plotline involved Peru, but this is my fantasy.
If you click on the entry from Lonely Planet, you’re greeted with an amazing shot of an inlet with craggy outcroppings and a luxury boat.
Okay, now I want to be on a luxury boat in the waters around Mallorca.
See how this works?
Pardon me, I need to go plan my next (fantasy) vacation.
What about you, Dear Reader? Where would you go, if money and time were no object?
– E.E. Cummings
Noon and Wilder links: Blog | Website | Facebook | Twitter