The Journey

The traveler is on a long journey, starting out in the fog. It's hard to see ahead, and during the daylight, the lantern doesn't help much against the fog. The traveler keeps walking. It's getting darker, and colder, but the traveler can't rest, even for a minute. One step after another. It's often so dark the traveler can see only as far as the lantern allows. On each side is a wasteland. Trees appear dead and there is virtually no vegetation. If the traveler decided to forage for food, there's none here. But the traveler continues on. Gradually, vegetation emerges where there was bare rock and soil. Leaves appear on the trees and shrubs. Encouraged, the traveler breaths a sigh of relief and keeps walking. Finally, the sun rises and the earth is alive. The traveler is home.