Disclaimer: I don't know what this is. I opened my head and it fell out.
I seem to be living in the State of Challenge these days. It is certainly a big place, full of crowded spaces but also some wide open vistas. All the roads lead to unfamiliar regions, though sometimes I imagine that I might have been in that territory when I was a kid. I occasionally go to visit the Ocean of Dreams, though I rarely swim there. Mostly I just sit on the sand and stare at the breaking waves and wonder where all that power comes from and where exactly does it go.
The State of Challenge has tons of high places and more than enough cliffs to satisfy any risk taker. I can stand on the edge of Belief and consider if I want to jump off that Belief or maybe just settle in there for awhile. It is noisy in the State of Challenge There are too many shouting voices, most of them coming from a place of Emotion or Indecision. They can sometimes even get physical and attempt to knock me over. That's when I retreat to Despair.
Despair gives me a break. When I go there, I go by myself. It is, oddly enough, a comfortable venue. It is, yes, in a valley and there are big shade trees, some picnic tables, and the only other visitor is Silence. I usually need to pull up the hood on my sweatshirt. It just feels better that way. I find my self there. I can look me over for awhile until I say, "Enough!" and then I move out of the valley and usually back to the wide open spaces.
I used to live in the nearby State of Certainty. That was home for a long time but then I started to feel disconnected there, as if I no longer belonged in that town. I have learned a lot while living in Challenge but I am thinking about moving again. I might be ready to live in the Land of Ambiguity now. It's kind of a mysterious place, true, but that is part of its appeal. I am hoping to find a home on Surprise St.
If you were going to move, where would you go? Tell me what you think.