There is the external reality of the world with its laws of physics and messy human psychodynamics.
And then there is the reality in your mind, which is essentially whatever you want it to be.
Note: It’s important to understand that there may be very little, or quite possibly no overlap between the two. That’s alright — it doesn’t diminish the pleasure one derives from either perspective.
The degree to which any given person’s inner reality matches, or even exeeds the world’s external reality, may be the single factor that distinguishes artists from the general population.
Just a thought.