I never did trip over anything, the devastation was complete.I did eventually slam into a wall, then another and another – each time staggering back,stunned, shaking it off, continuing.After wandering, for how long I do not know, in utter blackness and devastation, Ithought I saw an area that was not quite as dark as the rest.Mistrusting and cautious by now, but curious none-the-less, I pushed myself forward tothat point to find that it was indeed lighter. When I put my hand out, I found there was acrack, an opening…a door! I pushed and it swung open easily.I found myself in another space; it was lighter than the first, not too much lighter butthere! In the distance! I saw it was lighter again and headed that way. Put my hand out.Pushed. And found myself in another space that was lighter again. My heart soared.And look! Off in the distance, it’s lighter yet again.…but I paused for a moment to reflect…and realized that ordeal though I had beenthrough, that my decisions were correct, my purposes were valid and sound, that I didindeed create a survival foundation. I acknowledged that I was my own best friend andrealized that I respected myself for a job well done.Much lighter of heart, I ran toward the next much lighter area – the next door! I pushedon it and three doors opened at once.Sparkling and happy now, I pushed through to the next, opened the door and my breathwas taken away in awe.I turned and looked back at where I came from – it was an ugly, monstrous, black spikymountain.I turned again to see where I wound up, still finding it difficult to believe such beauty.I was standing way up high on black awful mountain and overlooking a pure gold city.Every building was the color of molten gold. The city was festive and sparkly. I justknew the population was happy and found joy in life; that there were festivals and partiesand happiness in the city and that I would be welcome.I raised my eyes and looked straight across at a crystal mountain which was an iridescentrainbow, too. I recognized this it was my purposes, my dreams, my goals.I was on the right route! Almost there!