Hello and welcome to the Round Up – Week 10 post for Quote Quest.
This week we have the the very lovely Amy from Coffee and Kink as our round up guest <3
Dreams and Fantasies by Lillith Avir
I related to Lilith’s musings on the role of fantasy in our lives. Like her, I’ve been a dreamer from a young age, often away in one fantasy or another. I particularly enjoyed her point about fantasy as a way into exploring how she might feel about something in real life. Yes, fantasy is of course not the same as reality. But it’s a great place to start. And sometimes, a really good fantasy can be a joy in and of itself.
In this vulnerable piece, Luv Bunny explores fantasy as a means of healing during bouts of mental illness. I love her observation about children, like her daughter and niece, using imaginary play as a way of exploring and understanding the world… and how adults have something to learn from that. I think we often forget to play as we get older, and that’s sad. I often say sex is grown-up playtime, but as LB points out, fantasies don’t have to be sexual. As she says, “fantasies make us human”. I couldn’t agree more.
A Daydream’s Sigh by Victoria Blisse
I love a poem, and I love this delightful little ode to fantasies. Victoria captures the benefits and joys of escaping into a fantasy from time to time, not as a way of escaping from the real world but as a way to get through the challenges it throws her way. The idea of a fantasy world as a place of safety really spoke to me.
Thanks again to Amy for being the Round Up Week 10 guest <3 You can check out other round up posts here and if you want to do a round up post for em, please get in contact!
The post for next week’s prompt is live – you can check out Quote Quest Week 11 here and closes on Wednesday at 11pm GMT.
I look forward to seeing what you all do with it!
Till next time