BAM! It just popped into my head, and I knew the answer. The realization of what I had discovered dawned on me with such force that I nearly fell over. I felt my knees start to buckle as my body was wafted over by a wave of complacency.
Now, now. Relax over there. Move your eyes farther away from the screen. You’ll burn out your retinas by being so close. Also…sit up straight, hunchback. I know what you all want to know. WHAT DID I DISCOVER!?!? It will come in time, but in order for you to really understand you have to let me talk.
I was walking through the woods the other day…
I came upon a tree stump. I have this weird hobby of counting the rings in tree stumps. It lets you know how long the tree had lived before something had brought it down. I noticed that as the tree got older, its rings started to get smaller and smaller, more tightly packed and not as dark as the inner rings.
-A rustling in the woods to my left-
I turned just in time to see a family of deer trot cautiously by within 5 feet. At this point I’m not sure if they even saw me or not. Now everyone says that deer are docile and cute and lovely. This is not true. They’re just scared. of everything.
Fun fact everyone, when animals are scared they do one of two things. They either run, or they fight.
These deer must have been frightened once they saw me. I made eye contact with the deer who must have been the leader.
Everything around me froze, all I could feel was my heart beating. I was confused. What do I do, they’re all just staring at me.
So I got up, turned my back to them and started walking away slowly. Phew, close one. Too close actually.
As I was walking away I began to realize that the rustling I was hearing wasn’t actually coming from under my feet, but from an undetermined point somewhere behind me to the right. It was the deer family. They were following me. I ran. I ran like hell. I ran so fast that these deer kept up with me easily. They were actually just walking and keeping up. When they started to close the gap in on me I got nervous.
I was being pushed deeper and deeper into the woods, I had never gone this far in before, it seemed foreign and strange. Light barely broke through the thick overhead of branches and vines. I was in the dark. Literally and figuratively. I had no idea what to do. I reached a point where I could no longer walk. I was trapped and these cute, lovable, EVIL, deer were moving in for what I assumed was going to be a beatdown. I needed an idea, a plan of action. How was I going to get out pain free?
BAM! It just popped into my head, and I knew the answer. The realization of what I had discovered dawned on me with such force that I nearly fell over. I felt my mind go at ease as my body was wafted over by a wave of complacency.
I woke up.