If something of value is lost, either you're looking in the wrong place or haven't been looking at all. If you had a map would you use it? COMING SOON ...and you can assist. Stand by. (Seated if you want.)
I have always been intrigued by maps—ancient maps I find online and in antique shops and garage sales. I even like city maps I grab from the brochure rack in hotel lobbies. I was in Orlando last week and grabbed maps for every Disney theme park I visited. (In the Magic Kingdom I got maps in five languages.)
Maps are a window to new possibilities or rediscovery of long forgotten places and the experiences and lessons learned in those places. Sometimes we go back. Other places we don't chose to revisit. Some of our greatest works of literature included a map inside or printed as the stories end papers—just inside the covers. They serve as a visual score card of where we are in the stories journey. Who hasn't read the Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings (Middle Earth), and Gulliver's Travels, and poured over the maps ...again and again? Did you ever draw your own map for a story that needed one? Me? ...all the time and for almost every book I read.
I'm creating a new map that I think a lot of people will be interested in acquiring and putting to use right away. Can't say much more, but I will likely need your assistance bringing it into reality. Watch this space, check the Facebook.com/HATCH!-By-NcNair-Wilson web site, or follow me on Twitter: @McNairWilson .