T.S. Eliot said, “Humankind cannot bear too much reality.”
Nowadays, we are bombarded with reality in the form of media news and responsibilities of careers and family. Relief can often be found in the form of books, where imaginative authors take us to other worlds. We can live vicariously by following characters’ adventures and love lives, and yet remain safe from physical danger or actual jeopardy to our real life relationships. Unlike reality, these imaginary worlds and characters are ours to access at our convenience as we just relax and let the drama and romance unfold.