Some years ago, a friend of mine told me that I had an active fantasy life. Fantasy? What do you mean fantasy?
This evening my gray tabby, Stripey (@ThatStripeyCat), married her long-time fiance’, marmalade tabby Honeybell (@Wildboutbirds) on Twitter. No fewer than 10 "anipals" and their typists helped to organize this event over the course of several months. Somewhere around 4,000 tweets using the #stripeywedding hashtag were sent from at least three continents.
I’ve talked about my cats tweeting (her sister, Cammie – @HerGraceTheCat – tweets, too) for well over a year and, well, I have to admit that I’ve gotten more than a few quizzical looks from people. But then, some of these people enjoy sports, so to be fair, I’ve probably given them some quizzical looks in exchange. Everyone has their own fantasy world.
I think that’s a good thing. Real life gets a bit thick sometimes, and it’s nice to have a place to go for a little while to get away from it all. Maybe a Twitter wedding isn’t “real life,” but I think that the world is a better place because of all the generosity, fun, camaraderie, and genuine affection that was involved in the planning and celebrating of the virtual marriage of two cats. It warmed by heart and made me smile.
Whatever your "fantasy" is, I hope it does the same for you.