Intend to pretend

Pretending is something we do. Children are particularly good at it. Novelists do it for a living. Some folks make up pretend people, avatars, to play a pretend game. We may dress in such a way, talk in such a way to present the person we are…embellished with a little pretend.

It’s play with purpose, a way to discover something. Everyone knows it’s pretend. That’s the rule.

Social media pretending wouldn’t be troublesome if that rule was in practice. The only rule appears to be there isn’t any, Pretend to be a pundit and publish lies. Pretend to be infirm and ask for money. Pretend to be real and fool others into believing it.

We are better than that. If need be, let’s pretend we are.

About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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1 Response to Intend to pretend

  1. Norma Portillo says:

    Yes, let’s pretend, if necessary to be better. Our survival and that of our nation depend on it.

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