An escape pod is something, a place or space you get into when you want to get away from everything. There are many types. We usually read about the physical ones.
But I am thinking of mental escape pods. Places you can go to escape reality in your mind. During Covid 19 that has been very important for many people.
Today, Friday the 13th of November I was awaked by my masseuse calling to cancel my appointment due to her vertigo. I hope she feels better. Then after dressing, my neighbor’s son knocked on the door and told me his mother, who is 87, was just diagnosed with Leukemia. She has 4-8 weeks and has entered hospice care.
So, I’m thinking I’d just like to escape for a little while, the realities around me. SO which way do I go?
Do I escape into the past in research and writing for my historical inspirational novel Seasons and focus on Jonathan’s Winter?
Or do I escape into contemporary literature with a Clive Cussler book I am currently reading?
Wait! I think my mind has already decided what to do. I’m writing this blog.
What is your escape pod when life overwhelms or threatens your equilibrium?