Thursday, March 8, 2012

What I Can't Live Without: People

This is kind of a strange "something" for me to choose since I am typically a very pronounced recluse (read as crabby person who likes to shut herself in her room and lock the door) but the more I think about it the more I realize it is true.

I need people to survive.

I don't just mean the obvious reasons either (I can't grow and hunt all my own food or build my own shelter etc.). Humans are a very social animal. We need other people for basic survival, yes, but we also need them for support, inspiration, and keeping life interesting.

I think that may be one of the many reason I am drawn to fiction. I love how people make life interesting. Books take you inside the mind of two people; the character(s) and the author.

Here are some of the important people in my life.

For support

(Christmas 2011)

For inspiration

(Author, Ursula LeGuin)

(Poet, John Keats)

(Robin Hood!)

For keeping life interesting

(See all of the above. Particularly the first one. They keep things in my life pretty crazy in a frusteratingly wonderful kind of way.)

So who are the important people in your life? How do they make life interesting?


L. T. Host said...

This one's true for me, too! I couldn't live without people. I talk too much. Besides, who would pretend to laugh at me if there was no one else around?

I would, that's who. And that's the road to crazytown.

Which I'd probably be the mayor of if there was no one else around. You can only talk to animals so much before they start talking back.

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Good choice! I couldn't live without people either. I'm too boring all by myself. And without people there would be no stories! Hence no books! And then I probably would die.