My Least Favorite Life


This is my least favorite life
The one where you fly and I don’t
A kiss holds a million deceits
And a lifetime goes up in smoke
This is my least favorite you
Who floats far above earth and stone
The nights that I twist on the rack
Is the time that I feel most at home

We’re wandering in the shade
And the rustle of fallen leaves
A bird on the edge of a blade
Lost now forever, my love, in a sweet memory

The station pulls away from the train
The blue pulls away from the sky
The whisper of two broken wings
May be they’re yours, maybe they’re mine
This is my least favorite life
The one where I am out of my mind
The one where you are just out of reach
The one where I stay and you fly

I’m wandering in the shade
And the rustle of fallen leaves
A bird on the edge of the blade
Lost now forever, my love, in a sweet memory…

Which fantasy world would you like to visit? Why?

1. Middle-earth


The setting of the epic Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien, is Middle-earth. He took great care in creating detailed maps of this world, which he described as being somewhere on planet Earth — called Arda — though the adventures detailed in his books took place during an imaginary period in history. Men, dwarves, ents, orcs, trolls, and hobbits all live in Middle-earth, a place where conflict over the possession and control of precious or magical objects is a recurring theme.

2. Atlantis


The myth is first told in two of Plato’s dialogues: the Timaeus and the Critias. In Plato’s account, Atlantis was a naval power around 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean “in a single day and night of misfortune”. For two millennia since, scholars and occultists have wondered whether Plato’s account of Atlantis is a description of an actual civilization that sunk beneath the waves, or simply a metaphor for something else.

3. Narnia


The world created by C.S. Lewis for The Chronicles of Narnia is pure magic. Created by the great lion Aslan, in Narnia animals talk and mythical beasts frolic. Humans — for the most part children — enter Narnia through portals located on Earth. Already three of the seven books in the series have become films.

4. Hogwarts


The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the primary settings for the first six books in J.K. Rowling’s epic “Harry Potter” series. A boarding school for young witches and wizards, it is located somewhere in Scotland. To Muggles (aka regular humans), it looks like a decrepit ruin, but to the magically-inclined it’s a beautiful castle surrounded by lush grounds. With an owlery and a Quidditch field on the campus, school has never been so fun.

5. Gulliver’s world


Jonathan Swift’s classic novel, Gulliver’s Travels, is chock-full of satirical fantasy worlds. Lilliput is the most well-known, and the first where Gulliver lands after he is shipwrecked. All the land’s inhabitants are 6-inches tall, and in the midst of trying to conquer nearby Blefuscu. The rest of the novel takes Gulliver to other topsy-turvy worlds, such as Brobdingnag, where he is 12 times smaller than everyone else. In Laputa, he discovers a people obsessed with math and science, but unable to use these talents in any practical manner. In the Country of the Houyhnhnms, he befriends the ruling caste of horses who rule over creatures called Yahoos, which are a metaphor for humans in their basest form.



Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland is located underground and his heroine Alice reaches it by falling down a rabbit hole, somewhere off the River Thames in England. Wonderland is heavily wooded, with large, strange plants growing throughout the land. There are well-kept gardens and substantial houses, such as those of the Duchess and the White Rabbit. There is even a lovely seacoast, where the Mock Turtle lives. Unfortunately, however, Wonderland is ruled despotically by the King and Queen of Hearts. No fantasy is perfect!

7. Land Of Oz


The setting of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, among several other of L. Frank Baum’s books, is another fantasy world favorite. Oz is divided into four countries: Munchkin Country in the East, Winkie Country in the West, Gillikin Country in the North, and Quadling Country in the South. At the very center of the land lies the capital, the beautiful Emerald City. Winged monkeys, witches (both wicked and good), and magic shoes follow Dorothy Gale on her adventures from quiet Kansas to the magical Land of Oz. “Oz The Great and Powerful” is coming to theaters soon; it’ll reimagine the origins of the Wizard of Oz and will be directed by Sam Raimi.

8. Tatooine


This fictional planet anchors much of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” saga. The home planet of Anakin and Luke Skywalker, it is a desert planet in a binary star system. Once lush, its biosphere was destroyed when the Rakata species razed the planet. Indigenous lifeforms like the womp rat and bantha are acclimated to the arid climate, but most human settlers on Tatooine are moisture farmers and must live beneath ground to survive.

Don’t hesitate to share Your valuable comments and do tell if You like any other fantasy worlds that aren’t mentioned.

Springtime Miracle ( chapter one)


   Everything started when my sister bought me a story book for my ninth birthday. I did not know what it feels like to enjoy having a deep imagination until I started reading the story.

   The more I tell you about that specific moment when I started the book, the more damaged I feel due to the guilt of revealing the story. As a result, it is pretty short and open.

   For a boy who was not used to reading books or a person who came to despise reading books, the story was an absolute miracle. I am having trouble expressing feelings of the time of engagement of the story. Just know this and this only: when I finished half of the book, all of my humble, childish thoughts were sank into oblivion. I was like a boy who after long hours of waiting finally finds the way to ecstasy or a person who realizes why he or she is created.

    I even remember times when I did some drawback activities to freeze the time  in my mind to slow the process of reading the story, so as to stop the story from being finished. It was completely unbearable for me to come to and or put an end to my beloved fantasy world.

   The period of time in which I was totally engaged in the story is memorable even now, long after the start, for I can say I had the best time of my life. The degree to which I was involved in the story was so immense that days and nights, from twilight to sunset, I prayed, asked, and begged consecutively to appear in that world of fantasy. I would not stop begging since I was completely certain of the truthfulness of the phenomenon.

   Dear God, even now when I think about it, an ambiguous emotion of that world tickles my brain. It seems as though I lost it.

   A boy seeking to revive the feeling of “childhood nonsense.”

   Years have passed since that lifetime experience, and I have not been able to pinpoint that specific moment of infinite unconsciousness.

    I just know know that sometimes it is better to be in your own self, to be far from any Madding Crowd, to live in your fantasy world even though a lot of people dictate to you “YOU are stuck in your childhood memories.”