“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
“Life is like a bar of soap, once you think you’ve got a hold of it, it slips away.”
“Life is like walking through snow. Every step shows.”
And many more at: Quotelicious
The one I would like to add to this:
“Life is like writing a book. There are too many damned choices to make!”
I’ve been in Lima for a week now (for now. I’ve been in Lima many times before, as I seem to go back here always. But I’ve been in Lima for a week after getting back from Ecuador). That’s the week I planned to be here. And I’m not ready leave. Not yet. Just a bit longer. Don’t want to say goodbye…
But I also want to go and see a few more things. I’m to meet up with my parents in the beginning of May in Santiago (Chili). I want to meet some friends in Pisco. I want to see Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, La Paz, Sucre, Uyuni. And those are just the must dos (mustn’t do anything of course, but I would really like to do these). And I hate to rush things.
So what to choose?
And then there’s this other project I got myself into.
Write a book I said. It’ll be fun I said.
And it is fun actually. But it’s also hard…What’s the world going to be like? Covered in ocean, ok cool! But what does that mean for society. Can’t just pluck your average run-of-the-mill, every-fantasy-book’s-got-one medieval society and kinda spread it over a bunch of islands. Ok, perhaps you can, but I can’t…
A bunch of islands leaves far less space for mining, meaning that metal will be rare and thus expensive. Meaning that anything like a miner’s guild would be very powerful. Meaning…
Do I want to include magic? Is it common or rare? How powerful should it be? And again, what are the consequences to the society it’s embedded in?
Perhaps I should’ve made a different choice than a bottom-up approach? Because a single choice has far-fetching consequences.
So what to choose?
Should I stay or should I go (hey, this sounds familiar…)? Should I drown a world in a kilometers deep ocean? Important questions!
But I guess in the end it’s less important what choice you make, than that you make a choice. Different things will happen. And I’m quite certain a lot of good will come, regardless of the exact path taken.
Lima is great and I’ll have a super time if I stay a bit longer. I’m sure La Paz will be awesome and I’ll have a superb time when there.
A world covered in desert has a lot of potential and a great saga will develop in such an alien world. And a story told of vast expanses of empty water with only small pinpricks of solid land will surely give rise to truly magnificent adventures.
It’s difficult to cut away a thousand possibilities and to focus only on a single one. But not making a choice is a choice as well. It just won’t get you where you want to go. And I’d rather be the one steering the boat then have someone else drive my camel!
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