Where is nowhere? At the ends of the Earth? Is “nowhere” an undiscovered city, where people lurk in the shadows and make shady deals? Or maybe “nowhere” is just an empty place, that only exists when nobody is in it, or nobody can see it?
What comes to mind when someone says the term-“in the middle of nowhere”?
Do you imagine an empty dessert, with tumbleweeds drifting slowly, with the whistle of the wind moving everything along in the slow, lonely landscape? Do you imagine someone, nestled in a cave, next to a warm fire, somewhere in the middle of the Himalayas? Or do you imagine just a plain, empty landscape, everything draped in white, with absolutely nothing in it?
There isn’t really anything in particular that you should be seeing, I’m just curious of what comes to mind. What about the dictionary?- you say. Okay, I’ll look there.
You’ve probably said the term-“in the middle of nowhere” before. Have you ever really thought of what you mean by that? I think, that when we say that, we’re really just talking about a place far away from civilization. A place that doesn’t have many people in it. A place that doesn’t matter, a place that serves no importance to the world. Maybe a place that everyone else overlooks. So does a place stop being “nowhere” when people move in to it, or when it gets put on a map? In my mind, probably everyone else’s, yes. It’s weird, isn’t it? Strange, in a cool sort of way. It’s amazing how things work like that.
And now you’re wondering if I’m just going to end this post now, or if I’m going to ever get to the actual travel part. Nah, I’ll edit this post later. Or I’ll just write another post. See ya- 🙂