It’s been said that the fastest way to get from point A to point B is by drawing a straight line between them. Imagine all the time and energy that could be saved if we could always take the straight and narrow path. For example, if Mavis had only known that her current journey would lead her into the arms of Artemis, she may not have had to endure such struggle and strife. Perhaps one’s own journey of self-actualization would not be sufficient unless one is forced to endure a certain level of hardship.
At first, Mavis thought she would go on for the rest of her days in solitude. She swore to herself on numerous occasions that she would not get attached to another soul, lest she be separated prematurely. It is the human power to forget that often leads us down the same woe begotten path over and over again.
For four full seasons, Mavis ran, without the slightest notion of where she was going. To her benefit, her car was relatively new and got great gas mileage. Holding a paltry 12 gallons of gas, she managed to get almost 500 miles out of a full tank. It seemed that the open road became the only place she felt comfortable, so that is how she spent most of her days. One such day, she found herself out in the White Sands of New Mexico. It was, in fact, her first time in this sparsely populated area of New Mexico, home to the world’s largest dune fields of gypsum sand. The blue skies and white sand, as far as the eye can see, were quite a respite from her misery.
To be continued…