Well, duh, obviously.
But if you think about it, I'm also living vicariously every time I pick up a novel, go to a movie, or watch a television series.
Through those mediums, I have:
Watched the burning of Troy and Atlantis, flown with Superman, been stranded on desert islands numerous times in numerous ages and survived, traveled to other planets, performed magic, performed surgery, and hidden inside other people's heads listening to their thoughts and dreams. I have loved living all those vicarious lives!
The fashion dolls introduced in the last half of the 20th century allowed a new way of living vicariously. Not only were they beautiful and had great clothes, but through them you could imagine yourself in numerous careers, drive hot sports cars, and be independent. It was a great thing for a girl's imagination.
As an adult I'm still enjoying them and, yes, still living vicariously. Through them, I can experience the joy of a real silk gown, the luxury of an enormous bed covered in throw pillow and satin sheets. I can own rooms full of furniture and still have room to store it. For me one of the joys is vicariously being the designer I've always wanted to be. And owning clothes I could neither afford nor fit in. I can enjoy careers, visit other countries, have the perfect Norman Rockwell celebration, all of it limited only by my own imagination.
The mink pictured above was one my friend purchased when we were room shopping at the GAW convention. It is soft and luxurious and the only mink either of us will probably ever own. Lilith has allowed us to enjoy not only this diminutive piece of finery, but a chance to enjoy posing her for her Blackglama photo shoot. Frankly, I've always loved those ads with their black and white photography and all those famous people draped in black mink. I've always wished it was me being photographed!
I've also always wanted to own an antler chandelier. Don't ask me why. One of my latest projects was to make one for an upcoming diorama. Now I can own it without having to figure out how to store it or whether it goes with my decor.
I am all about living vicariously. "Had I but world enough and time", I'd love to experience everything I've read about or watched in a movie. As it is, I'm grateful for all those vicarious experiences that have allowed me to enjoy much broader horizons.