“Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you never knew existed. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell”
Many of us as children did not have the financial resources to vacation with our families in exotic locations and experience the mystery and adventure that travelling the globe affords travelers.
We relied on our active imaginations to convert our at times ho-hum world into a place filled with intrigue, adventure and derring-do. Monsters, pirates, swashbuckling heroes and cowboys were the characters of choice.
The naked boughs of trees held makeshift tree houses that served as club houses, wild west forts, castles and imaginary time machines meant to transport the brave of heart to new and exciting realms of experience.
Today as adults many of us have the financial resources to make these childhood dreams a reality. An annual family visit to a remote tropical island or a whirlwind vacation to Disneyland is now typical fare for many families.
Even though the experiences of our younger days are over the close bonds of friendship we developed in our tree houses remains unshakeable and timeless.
This was our way of creating an imaginary world that sheltered us from the harsh realities of the real world.