I was reading through my book of notes to my self this morning and stumbled over the following entry from January 25.Â Thought I’d share it with all y’all:
Let’s say you’ve been wandering around lost, over hill and dale, through forests and swamps, and all of a sudden you come across a community in the middle of nowhere.Â The place is beautiful; the people are warm, friendly and inviting… in short, a veritable Garden of Eden.Â You’re taken in, given food, clean clothing and rest, and after you’ve had a chance to refresh yourself the village elder comes to see you and tells you that you need to make a decision.Â There are two options:Â For option 1, you remain there and become an integral part of their community.Â You adopt their manner of dress, food, customs and beliefs.Â For option 2, you choose to retain control of your own destiny.
Given these two options, which one would you choose?
I related this to Marcia, and her initial response was very similar to mine.Â She said there were too many factors to consider and not enough information.Â It would depend on the people’s beliefs, ideas, attitudes, etc.
But here’s the kicker.Â Nowhere in option 2 is it expressed or implied that you would have to leave.
There’s no ‘correct’ answer to this question…
P.S.Â Eleven years ago I wrote a story called, “The Way“.Â You can find more of our stories under the ‘Our Stories’ link at the top of this page.