when i was little and my parents were driving id pretend there was a man/being/thing running alongside the car who had to follow certain rules like “he can only travel by jumping from streetlight to streetlight” or “he can only walk on fences”
i was so surprised to find out that other people did similar things
i wonder what the underlying psychology behind it is
like its a really specific thing to do but almost everyone did it without telling other kids about it because we all thought it was probably weird or unimportant
Or maybe we actually did see it but then as we got older we repressed it because it was terrifying.
I imagined a panther so idk
WHAT THE FUCK. OTHER PEOPLE DID THIS TOO?!?
I still imagine things running along side the road when I’m on long car trips. Never stopped.
I did this too and sometimes there were patterns, like OP mentioned, and sometimes it was just that they would have to run on the edge of the road and jump over obstacles like trash cans and stuff
I, at the time, likened it to a game of Mario.