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Vicarious

August 17, 2020

“We haven’t remained idle, twiddling our thumbs while you were off having a good time. Through books Cathy and I have lived a zillion lives . . . our vicarious way to feel alive.”
― V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

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adjective
felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others: a vicarious thrill.

Examples:
Laying a sleeping bag on the hard metal floor of a rail car as it rumbles down the tracks is not for those accustomed to creature comforts. Yet his photographs of this life-on-the-edge experience illicit a vicarious thrill.
Alexa Keefe, “Not Your Typical Travelogue: A Photographer’s Train-Hopping Adventures,” National Geographic, September 28, 2015

Track and field are some of the most exciting events in the Olympic Games, but after the weeks of hype, the events themselves are so short … that it seems like they’re over before a casual fan has time to get a vicarious adrenaline rush. Elspeth Reeve, “Get to Know the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Through GIFs,” The Atlantic, July 24, 2012

Dictionary.com

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If you’re living vicariously, stop it. Get out and live life for yourself. Vicariously means that you’re experiencing something indirectly, like when your friend’s adventure feels like your own. Vicariously is the adverb form of the word vicarious, which also involves experiencing something through another person.

vicariously – Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com

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Vicarious Love

You’re reading this novel
and you’re at the point
where the narrator is falling in love
with the woman who, you know,
will later become his wife

and you’re in love
with the two of them
–no, you’re in love
with them falling in love with each other
as if they were doing it for you.

You go, boy! You want to say:
You go, girl! As if the world,
the Fall, the flood, all the wars
were just the backdrop
for these moments between the two of them.

by PrinceMyshkin

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The OPPO challenge task was on of my favourite days watching the housemates at work, having fun and at play. It was the same day the housemates played a game of musical chairs.

Musical chairs is a game of elimination involving players, chairs, and music, with one fewer chair than players. When the music stops whichever player fails to sit on a chair is eliminated, with a chair then being removed and the process repeated until only one player remains. –Wikipedia

It took me back to my childhood, living through some sweet and innocent days. NENGI came out top for the girls and NEO for the boys. Everyone was engaged, they let off steam through cheering, giggles and laughter. All in all a delightful day of banter.

It’s a drizzly Monday, I thought I should get some washing done but the weather is arguing in my favour, take it easy, I know you are lazy.

Wishing you a super Monday.

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