Insanity is a curse but also the greatest adventure, propelling a person on a journey to places where things are experienced, otherwise unheard of. But are the places a delusion...or actually real? That was my dilemma. The 10 rules of which the old man spoke were mostly what interested me. He's the one who encouraged my great journey. But after he spoke, as I slowly walked away from him, I thought his little discourse was strange and yet intriguing, but mostly bizarre, and I had to chuckle. He had said, "When you have them all, success for you is assured. Put them together, and the puzzles are complete. They make up the Maps of Ages that lead to a treasure of ultimate success: gold and riches if you like, or fancy cars and mansions, or island retreats in faraway places, or perhaps the ultimate for you is peace of mind. You will have to find the rules and pass Gate One to fulfill your quest to reach Elgobon."
©2014 Perry Crompton (P)2015 Perry Crompton
Then I started on my perilous, distant journey through landscapes never seen and years of time.