Beginning with the definition of ‘Fortress of Solitude’- A place of solace and occasional headquarters for Superman…. the Fortress of Solitude is ‘the’ location where he sought refuge in solitude. His fortress was ‘his place’.
And we all have ours as well…
The current book to which I’m hooked is George Orwell’s 1984. Only 16 pages into it, it had caught all the interest, and I was gripped. Moving further I couldn’t wait for it to reveal the mystery and love the world has, for this masterpiece of a book.
Anyway, going further this happened:
“A clipped military voice was reading out in the telescreen, a description of the armaments of the new Floating Fortress which had just been anchored between Iceland and the Faroe Islands.”George Orwell’s 1984
And there! The Floating Fortress was what caught my attention.
I decided to go to the search engines, for more information on the subject. By definition, Floating fortresses were the large naval vessels in the Imperial arsenal, armed with powerful triguns and equipped with advanced nautical locomotors ( no, no! I’m not getting into any further details)
Running wild in imaginations… Wait! Why! At 2:00 in the morning, why (not how) did I imagine this:
Removing the –ress and changing the mode from water to air, I had already pictured an aerial version of Rapunzel’s Flynn Rider coming to rescue her from the Flying fortress. The picture below gave the exact image of my wanderings in ignorance.
I am (A) worried and (B) bemused by the relation and the fact that in the state of heavy-with-sleep falling-eyelids, I pictured Flynn Rider! And he is still grinning!
Am I Tangled!?
Probably Yesss…..for when the Floating Fortress reminded me of Flynn Rider, my Fortress of Solitude was revealed.
Now, picture this! Stormy purple skies and lightning zigzags, amidst the thundering clouds. One fleet of army on a boat, attacking the fortress! And the other building bridges for our hero! (Am I seriously obsessed?)
For this, I decided to post this as my next space! What is your Fortress of Solitude? Given a choice of love and war, what would you prefer? Which is your fav movie genre?Is your refuge in watching Politicians screaming and pulling each other’s everything(basically) or In a fantasy land of your own? If you believe in Superman’s Fortress, my guess is you’ll pick the latter. Your’s could be your daily journal or simply a quite place for contemplation in distress and khushi!
Your Fortress could be anything, any place or anyone. It is ‘yours’ truly’. The one that reminds you of a reality away from another. Your kingdom! Your happy place! Your refuge in solace!