Inspired on a Forest Trail

This is a neat spot I found during a morning walk. Forest trails sometimes hold hidden gems. I discovered this trail during a another morning walk but did not have the time to explore it, and so I decided to try it during my next walk. After a short distance I found this spot.

I quickly considered what sorts of fantasy stories could find inspiration from sitting here and absorbing the look, feel, and sounds of the place. The sights and sounds remind me of the Channelwood Age in Myst (a classic adventure of the 90s). What else could be discovered here if one’s imagination is set free? Imagine yourself finding a fantasy world with fantasy creatures that you never noticed before but which always existed in the woods behind your house or just down the street. Why did you never notice them before? Why have they kept themselves hidden from view by the modern world? Will you explore that world again tomorrow? Is it safe to do so? Will you be able to return to your world afterward, or would you want to return?

The answers to many of those questions depend on the life and struggles of the main character in the story which forms in your mind as you explore hidden locations like this. Whatever you decide, keep your eyes and ears open to sources of inspiration which can create worlds in your head and make life in the real world more entertaining and interesting. I will need to return here to sit and read and to enjoy what comes to mind as I take in the sights and sounds.


The day after I took this video, we had a heavy snow storm (heavy for Georgia), and so I had to check the trail again. I felt like I was in Narnia.

I had to walk carefully along the walkway across the water to reach the pavilion. I then sat on a bench to experience the sounds and feel of the place.

About henrywm

I am interested in Christian theology and church history. I also enjoy science fiction, fantasy, and stories which wrestle with deep questions.
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