2010-06-12 08:43:06 UTC
an american friend told me he was really disappointed that london wasnt 'all edwardian' because that's what his expectation was, from 'mary poppins'. obviously, he's seen modern tv, and knows otherwise, but he still *expected* it. i laughed at him, obviously, then realised i do it too..
i *slightly* expect to see foxes, rabbits and bears driving cars in france due to my ricahrd scarry obsession, from when i was small.
i also vaguely think there are trolls in scandinavia (thank you moomin books) and that most of the south of the US is peopled by women in crinolines, due to overreading of gone with the wind.
i *know* the world isnt like that- but these thoughts are so deeply ingrained in me that i can kind of hold them, and a contradictory 'real' view of a place.
weird, but i think im happy with that... so what wild ideas cant you obliterate??