As I mentioned in my previous entry, a lack of childhood relationships led me to create several imaginary friends. These friends, as relatively fully-formed entities, disappeared by the time I was dumped on my uncle and his wife. However, I didn't abandon them entirely and, in fact, they would -- in another form -- be a part of my life for many years to come.
I'm not sure exactly how or when it started, but by the time I was nine or ten, I was acting out variations on scenes from favorite TV shows in my bed before dropping off to sleep. As during waking hours, I was always the central character in the scene and during childhood, my character was always a hero of some kind.
I fought countless battles and saved innumerable people's lives -- ever stoically brave, never showing fear.
Always a hero.
|In my imaginary life, I was rewarded for my heroism on an almost nightly basis.|