“The Road:The Traveling Man’s Journal”
A man began his life free of pain and suffering, so he decided to go on a journey. He saw a crooked road ahead and thought to himself, “This is where I will start”.
As time went on, he began to see many pathways and forks in ‘the road‘. Before this adventure, he had been depending on the care that he got from others. His parents were preparing the way for him. They warned him of pitfalls and moments of heartbreak that lingered along the way. They asked him not to travel alone. But, he was young and thought that he was ready to take to ‘the road‘ all by himself.
He decided to write a ‘journal‘ about his travels down the crooked highway that he called, “The Traveling Man’s Journal”. He began to face many difficult terrains and stormy days. The ‘journal‘ began to look battered and it was beginning to fall apart. The journal was now his connection to reality.
One day, he saw a very old tree and he sat down beside it. He had lived a life of unbearable suffering. He looked down at his tattered clothes and bare feet and remembered what his parents taught him. He slumped exhaustedly into a deep sleep resting his head in the crook of a limb. He slept for a few hours and when he had awaken he prayed, “Lord, I never did anything to hurt anybody. I set out on my own to learn what was important about my life. I learned many things along the way. I learned that it’s alright to fail sometimes. I learned that I can survive more that I ever thought possible. Just a few feet ahead is the end of the journey. I am going to leave my ‘traveling man’s journal‘ right here beside this tree. May it be a guide to someone else. I know ‘the road‘ all too well … Amen.” Just as the man crossed over the road, he looked back and saw a little boy sitting by the tree, reading, “The Traveling Man’s Journal”.
Written by Tahiera Monique Brown