Centuries ago, when I was young and distraught,
I would create alternate universes in my head mind, where I lived out my dreams the life I wanted and needed.
They kept me going, my mental limbo metaphysical reality. I have lived entire lifetimes of rich experiences, getting everything I ever wanted, in my head mind.
In one, I moved to Paris at 20 and began a life-changing, heart-breathless, time-stopping romance with an older bon vivant named Thierry. He showed me the our world – exploration and bliss, thrill and legend, rhyme and je ne sais quoi.
He was imaginary, so I’ve only a vague blur of what he looked like.
But I know what he meant, and I knew what he stood for, and who he was, and I knew what his presence was, and how he we saved my life each other.
This is Thierry Neuvic. He is a real, live human being.