I love beaches. I have no idea why. Whenever I try to escape from boredom by going into my head I put myself on an island somewhere. Maybe it's because most of my best memories were made at beaches. I don't think I've ever not been happy at one. Unless you were homeless and starving, I don't think it would be possible to be sad at a beach. Even if you were, you could sleep on one and have a much better time of it than if you slept on the hard ground somewhere else.
Today for some reason when I put myself on a beach and it was at night. This was weird because it's usually in the day when I go to my "happy spot." It was also different because it was by a lake and not on an island like it usually is. There was a house behind me with all the lights on but I was alone, sitting in the sand, watching the sun as it sank below the horizon. It was such a strong image, I could see it so clearly. But that's all it was, just me on a beach. Usually stuff happens in these things, but this was almost like a photograph.
Still it was peaceful and serene, I really wished I was there.
Am I the only one that has these happy places? I've been going to mine since I was in high school, but it used to be the room in the old apartment I lived in as a kid. The sun was always streaming through the windows and I had all my old toys back and my Shel Silverstein books. I still go there sometimes, but it doesn't have as much draw anymore. It always weirded me out that the door of the room never opened. If I managed to get it open, would I be greeted by a weirdly silent person-less world? Or would there just be a dark void beyond it? I could see out the windows, but those could just have been fake. I like the idea of an island because it's a small area, but it's big enough to run around in and explore. Plus I put a house on my island that's pretty cool. I'll have to draw a blueprint of it someday.
Sometime I'll have to draw a map of my island too. I probably should since I'm probably going to start setting stories on it pretty soon.
Alright, I'm going to bed. Would you guys want to see a quick map sketch of what this island that I've been building in my head looks like?