An imaginative venture to Paradise...
Recently I was challenged to create a setting... the rules was such that I had to put myself in another world. I'll explain more as you read this! People will tell you that I’m a meek and mild man with a vivid imagination and a having a knack for fantasy. Well, that may be true to a certain extent, but nobody knows me the way I know myself. I consider myself ordinary, yet unique with concern for life's smaller events and the frustrations of the modern world...but what makes me most different from the rest of my peers is due to the fact that I can go anyplace I want to! Yes, you may want to look at me as Walter Mitty himself. Ya'll have heard of Mr. Mitty, right? Mitty is a figment of imaginative verve often describing a person ineffectually daydreaming of fantastic personal triumphs. I live in a fantasy world and don’t mind constantly imagining situations in my head where I am the star. But wait! Let me explain to you the latest challenge thrust upon me. A colleague of mine felt that I need a vacation from the imagery that fuels me. Yep, he had to go there, but I’m ready for him, though. He decided to throw a few curves into this challenge by telling me I have to pick anywhere in the world to venture to and to leave my cell phone, laptop and none of the other amenities of the modern world home. This means that there is to be no communication with anyone outside of the place I choose to visit. WOW!
Okay, so here we are. I’ve chosen my secret journey’s location, the mode of transportation, what I will take with me, and how long I plan to stay. The one place that has always been a destined dream of mine is the original Garden of Eden. When I think of the things that are so important to my success, I think of how I should live my life. I know that when people see me they take me for granted despite the fact that I'm really antisocial. I just don't know how to talk to people and I can never think of anything to say that would allow me to be taken seriously. I desperately need to be in such a pristine place where there is no evil, dirt or besmirched identity. Moreover, my Edenistic journey is real and I don’t need to take anything with me connected to the place I’ve called ‘home’ for all of these years. There’s no need to call anybody while there, don’t need to research anything in cyberspace, and the only person I want to connect to is God.
One of the main questions asked was how will I get there. I will get there with my mind...and I've often asked myself can this really happen? Can I transport myself into time to manifest such a destiny? Is Eden real? It’s all mental, but with much more realism with spiritual renderings. God said that there is such a place -- New Jerusalem. He also said that earth as we know it is just a temporary home for us...thus, I will work on making my election and calling surest while allowing my walk to be consistent with faith initiatives. I have to do this to glorify the Man who made it all possible for me to dream. How long will I be there? It matters not! I can be there forever, and I don’t plan on leaving. I chose this place to vacation because God prepared it for me and is waiting for me! My home is where the heart is...it's where I dance, doodle and dabble with the spiritual nature of my being. I'm here with no dirt, nothing to spoil my reverie. With outstretched hands and open arms I long to be hugged and kissed with His loving Grace. I look around me and the fruit of the spirit is abundant -- righteous apples in orchards; grapes devoid of wrath; strawberry fields forever; bananas by the bunches; peaches, pears and pomegranates, all in place! Pure manna for the momentI will be immortal and everything will be just perfect, and par for my course!