I am safe! It has been seven days since my last journal entry. Sky Lake village is behind me now, finally. The people there were kind and helpful but warned me that the road ahead was dangerous. They talked me into staying the night. And then another night. And then another and another. Before I knew it, I was getting comfortable, making friends, thinking about setting up shop. I don’t know what woke me up to what was happening, but thank the Creator, something did. Without saying a word to anyone, I grabbed my backpack and snuck out of town.
Sky Lake is still on my right. I peer into it’s sky-blue water at what appears to be clouds and am mezmerized. Oh my! That’s what happened to me! I was staring into the water when my mind grew fuzzy! Someone came along and suggested a nap. It was such a lovely day! One day melted into another there. Then today, I was staring into the water again and someone came along and asked me where I was going! That’s what woke me up! I remembered that I was going somewhere far beyond Sky Lake.
I can’t. I can’t look into these waters anymore. I must push on. Did I even remember to get food for my journey? Well, at least I should fill my canteen with water. I’m so sleepy. I’ll get some water and then take a nap. It’s such a lovely day.