Andreas was trapped in a maze. He didn’t know how he got in there. Ever since he could remember, he was trying to find his way out. He was surrounded by high walls; by turns that led to dead-ends; by paths that kept closing in on him.
Every time he thought he saw some light at the end of a corridor, at a turn, something strange would happen, as if the entire maze would reshuffle itself.
And the way out changed location. Again.
Andreas grew tired. Nothing seemed to work. He would never get out.
He took a few moments to calm himself down. He looked around and saw the high green plant-covered walls stare imposingly down at him.
Suddenly a rainbow-coloured bird flew over his head.
Andreas stood up. That was his ticket out.
He raced behind the bird, eager not to let it out of his sight.
It seemed like hours he was running after his winged ally, when finally he felt the sun’s rays penetrating through the maze walls. And just before another rearrangement occurred, he was out.
He couldn’t believe it at first. He looked around and saw a large green field, hills on the background and fresh air breezing around him.
Then he heard a voice calling, “are you alright? Are you OK?”
His girlfriend was gently shaking his shoulders as Andreas revived from the hallucination. He had fallen from the ladder he had climbed as they were renovating their home. An intense disagreement they had made him slip off a step after she left the room.
The maze dream made him realise that things in life are always going to be complicated. And the more we search for answers, the more life will change the questions. So what we can do is try to worry less, argue less, stress less and laugh a bit more. When we calm down, we will find the way out of any situation.
Also part of Daily Prompt: Maze