Wisdom from the Woods –Life lessons learned from being around misguided people.
There aren’t many places in West Virginia that scare me. Doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be frightened. Going off the beaten path makes for a good story. The movie “Wrong Turn” takes place in “Greenbrier backcountry, West Virginia”. Some pretty weird stuff happens here, but I’ve yet to encounter a clan of mutant hillbillies hell-bent on terrorizing lost travelers. Then again, I’m not a tourist and I generally know where I’m going. That’s not to say I haven’t made wrong turns. But I drive a Jeep; I can always make a trail back in the right direction. We all make wrong turns. Whether it’s a relationship, transgression or cock-and-bull story concocted to cover our staggering missteps; you start out knowing where you’re going and end up stuck in a rut. You drive farther and farther up a narrow road with no place to turn. You can’t backpedal, so you keep moving forward in the wrong direction. Before you set off and find yourself lost, start on a trail you can trust. Make sure you’re able to change course, when necessary, and leave yourself plenty of room to get back on track. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself in a frighteningly unpleasant situation you might not be able to escape.
– Jim Shock, LBSPY #18