This is What Would Happen If, a close examination of mundane hypothetical situations. Each week, we look at something that you could do but probably never would, and take it to its logical endpoint. This week: What would happen if you lost your way in the forest?
It’s an incredible Saturday afternoon. You find yourself on a trail, a canopy of leafy trees doing their best to soften the intensely refreshing blue skies. A peaceful cacophony of chirping birds, rustling leaves and a burbling stream fills your ears.
An hour ago you sat in a car, dubious that a short stroll along a pre-defined path through the woods would do anything but waste a perfectly good day off. But you’re here now, and the sheer purity of this place is shedding the crusted-on cynicism that’s shielded you for so long.
You wander along the trail, stopping to cherish a patch of fiddleheads or standing in reverence to a tree that looks older than time itself. When was the last time you saw a trail marker? You walk for 15 minutes. Nothing. The trail starts to thin. Still nothing. A pang of embarrassment, fear and anger hits your gut. Did you just get lost?
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