1. a remote or sparsely settled region : a barren or frontier region. 2. an ideal or imaginary place or region. 3. an illusory existence.

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The Door

The Elimination of Travel Time

In her dream, she opened the door and was in the thick of the great outdoors. Gone were the candy-coated cement and asphalt surroundings that separated her from the nature that called to her. She had eliminated the travel time to and from these great places. No more traffic or wasted time spent in a car getting to her places of breathing. How wonderful her life had become.

Like all things, the polish wore away and it became harder and harder to even find time to get to the door. How had this become so? There were so many things that needed to be done indoors, how could she find time to get them done if she allowed herself time to frolick outside for so many hours of the day? She had eliminated the problem, but the problem remained. Alas, then she had no choice left but to empty out her troubled soul. But where to start and how to get there? If only there were a door leading her there.

She awoke from her dream and she opened the door. There, she found a river of boulders and snowy, shale-covered mountainsides with jagged peaks – a difficult and challenging terrain. Ah! Of course! She did not have a soul that needed emptying, it needed exploration. So she set her sights on the other side of the jagged peaks and took off. It would take quite awhile to get there, but she was outdoors exploring and enjoying her travel time.



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  1. Barbara #
    April 24, 2012

    I’m so enjoying this new creativity that is emerging from you, both in writing and photography. This is becoming a favorite ……..

    • April 24, 2012

      Thanks! I feel it has been a coupling of the joy of creativity with the oft uncomfortable self-reflection.

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