Meet Roberto …he’s “hot stuff!”
Roberto is my new space heater. I carry him back and forth from my bathroom to my office regularly. He keeps me warm during these crazy cold Florida days we’ve been having lately.
Many of you who have been digging yourself out of snow are probably laughing at my audaciousness of calling Florida’s winter COLD. Nevertheless, I am a Florida native; I can take the heat, but not the cold:~)
So, Roberto is my best friend right now and I enjoy talking to him.
I don’t just talk to myself
I talk to objects quite a bit. I don’t know whether I talk to them because I just enjoy talking to them, or this is my way of justifying how I talk to myself. Then again, this is likely to be the proverbial “chicken and egg” scenario.
Some people believe that if you talk to yourself you might be just a wee bit crazy. Go figure. This creates a dilemma for those of us who have a need to hear our own voices; mind you, the emphasis is on “our own” as opposed to “plural”.
We need to explain our behavior so we won’t be dragged off in a straitjacket. My answer is to humanize objects. I also talk to the dog, the cat and my birds; that’s normal talk, right?
Creating characters is creative fun
My crazy talk happens during those times I carry on conversations with normal everyday objects; the space heater, the toaster, the microwave and numerous other inanimate objects that live in my house.
JC often laughs about the fact that I create characters in objects. However, as his home office is next to mine, his laughter turns into a stern reminder that “silence is golden” when I’m having a conversation with one of my object friends, like Roberto.
To tell the truth, I like that I talk to objects and make them into characters. I don’t think this is crazy, but rather a way for me to play with my creativity.
As children, we often believed we could talk to our dolls, stuffed animals and other toys. They comforted us and let us do something adults often forget; to PRETEND and PLAY. I know Roberto is not a real person, but I have fun playing like he is.
What about you?
Do you talk to objects around your house or see faces in things?
How do you play with your creativity?
What gets your creative juices flowing?