Making Stuff Up
March 4, 2011 § 7 Comments
More and more evidence that my mind works in mysterious ways:
There have been a few occasions lately where I’ve been confronted with a “fact” that I’ve apparently deduced or flat out fabricated in my own mind. This challenges me in ways that you may only understand if you, too, have a deep-seated need to be RIGHT. Thankfully, this particular case was harmless (although humbling)!
Did you all know? One of T’s FAVORITE books as a kid was The BFG.
I have been with this man for more than half my life y’all, I KNOW what his favorite book is. I’ll even fight him on it! (Shocker: My husband has not read a single Roald Dahl book. Nope, not even Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Actually… Neither have I.) So… Apparently I completely made that up. And shared it with several of our friends. Now they all think T’s favorite book is The BFG too. I have no idea where or when or how this little lie was born, but it officially has a life of it’s own now. As evidenced when a friend tells me that her son dressed up as the BFG today, and won’t T think that’s sweet. (T was, in fact, slightly confused about this random piece of information).
This is a humorous instance, but because of the force of my conviction and the mystery of how in the world I came up with this “fact”, I have to concede that there may be a great many other (and vastly more important) things that I believe to my core that are actually untrue. Combined with these recent revelations and all the others of the past year, I’m asking, What ELSE do I believe that is totally false?!