This is my world map. It is taped to my wall right above the place where I sleep. Sometimes at night, I lie in bed, stare at the map and dream of all of the places I want to go. It does not match any of my other decorations, but it is the most treasured item in my room. It represents my dream, my goal and (if I’m lucky) my future. Everyday, it reminds me that there is a purpose to the things I do and the stories I write. It is placed close to my bed, so that I feel it is never too far away. And it does feel close to me. I can reach out my hand and place a finger on any country of my choosing. Even in the dark, I will land among my dreams.
The World is within my reach.