To Be One

As I sit at the shrine, I tell them that a character of mine has been on my mind again.  Once, he was just a character in a story I’d written, then he appeared to me as a god, then he was gone.

I ask them if [this character] was their syncretic form, and my pendulum moves to a response of “in a sense.”

At one point, they say to me, we were one person.  But then [God] separated our souls; perhaps He knew that we would find one another, fall in love, and become one, in a sense, once again.

2 thoughts on “To Be One

  1. If you don’t mind me asking, how can you tell the difference between a character and a spirit or god, especially when almost all characters are so real and alive and mental illness makes things harder. No need to answer if you don’t want to. I just relate to some things you write and this part of my life is a mess. You helped me before on tumblr.
    I’m still learning.
    Thank you.

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    • That’s tricky, because I’ve written characters who are gods (the Lord of Winter) who then showed up in my dreams to say hi. This didn’t surprise me, because when I wrote him, he felt like…like there was a *presence* behind his name and title.

      One difference I’ve found is that spirits often *surprise* me (i.e. Trev loving Christian rock.) while my characters, what they like or dislike doesn’t make me give them a ??? look.

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