I raced to the top of the stairs, to the wall behind the statue, and read the writing on the wall. It was less cryptic, it was direct, but it would only work if it was for the right person.
– Your Birthday North, My Birthday East, for you a stride for some a leap.
That is 16 strides North and then 11 strides East. For a regular person, one of my strides might be a short leap. Being 6'8" would do that to you! But when I got there there was nothing. I mean I could not even get there because there was a wall before I could even get my 9th step in. I searched all around but found nothing, no other clue. Something was off! What? What if it is not only the days but also the months? So I tried again…. adding months to my simple math equation. I arrived, of course, to a different destination. There were no walls impeding my progress, but there was nothing around or above…..maybe below?
I dropped to my knees and checked the ground. Nothing obvious. I started scrubbing with my hands and using a stick to dig around the dirt and broken wooden floors and quickly was able to find a weak spot. After more digging I removed the dirt and debry, and there in a rotten dirty box it was. The clue I was looking for. I read, and immediately felt despair.
– "Provisions are low, medications are gone. I need to get my meds. Find the closest hospital. I am using a map from the gas station! Guess google maps doesn't work anymore uh?! I cant wait to see you! Hurry!"
She was hopeful that we would reunite, and so was I. But it know seems like time is running out. She is running out of food and possibly water, she is tired and weak… and she needs her medicines. What if she doesn't get them! "Don't panic!" – I said to myself. "Move!"
I headed quickly to the gas station and picked up a map. The closest hospital was less than 2 miles away. I got there in no time. Once there I searched and searched. Top to bottom. It took me 2 whole days to search everything. I didn't find her…. I couldn't find her… I didn't even find a clue! Is it possible I am at the wrong place? I double checked the map, this is indeed, the closest hospital. Why is there nothing for me here, no clue, no Debbie!
I suddenly felt a sense of rage and anger I never experienced before. A delinquent and destructive mood…. Have I lost her forever? – I asked myself. What if she is no more? These and other questions invaded my mind, which made me lose control of it all. At that point, completely out of myself, I used all my energy to break and destroy everything around me. I didn't care anymore, the option of living life alone … well, was not one I could cope with!
When there was no more damage to do there, I fearlessly moved on.. and started my reckless journey to …. wherever anger took me!
Background image found on the internet from http://top1walls.com/wallpaper/1550417-fire-hospital-artwork-apocalyptic–
This will be a series of composites that will span over several weeks.