“Every reader has different pictures of us in their head?” Calliope asked. “What we look like… and how we behave?” “I believe so,” Nia replied. “Typist has been doing her best to build us into relatable characters… and yet, Jack, Karen, Gary… each of our readers filters Typist’s stories through their own experience. The same thing happens with
Never a doubt in my mind! If this were horseshoes, you’d be throwing ringer after ringer. Full steam ahead!
Another tour de force masterpiece! The vibrancy of all three Muses was palpable. The sunshine and storm clouds atop Nia’s head resembled your weather forecast!
My sides nearly split watching the alliteration gem. Greg must surely have known this would bring a smile to your face. And gosh! Jack Webb and Johnny Carson must have found the fountain of youth.
You posed a fine point about friendships and human interactions. The “easy” path would be to do nothing, except that seems a way to further the differences in perceptions. Which, taken to extremes, could weaken the ties of friendship. If you chose to use the recent disparity of views as a teaching moment, I feel certain that your human skills would make such an effort non-threatening. You might not be able to “make” your friend shift their view.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” So glad I didn’t skip school today!
Caveat: Admittedly I dip in and out and don’t read every post.
At some point I dipped in and wondered who these different characters were? I think on that day I guessed that each one that wasn’t the typist (Gail) was a pet - probably dogs. For months and months that understanding has worked for me, I haven’t question it too much and I enjoy everything you write.
Now I wonder if some or all of the muses are people (and actual people)?!
I’m not sure if I *need* to know your truth in order to have my own. If your writing moves me in a way that matters to *me* - does it matter if I don't receive it in exactly the context in which you broadcast it?
How much control over the interpretation can or should we expect to have as writers?
T-shirt: “I sometimes wonder what happened to people who have asked me for directions.” 😁
Oh, not *that* kind of AAA?