The decision was an easy one and depended on one’s mood.
If you took the road right, you went Nowhere if you took the road left you went Somewhere.
If you were feeling a bit down and not all that happy in the world, you went Nowhere. Nowhere was one of those places where the pace of life was slow and when you walked down the main street, you always had the feeling that whatever task it was you might be undertaking, if you didn’t get it done today there was always tomorrow.
Somewhere, on the other hand, was the place where you felt whatever task you were undertaking should have been done yesterday. There was a real hustle and bustle in Somewhere, people hurried about, they didn’t stop to chat or acknowledge you, they were always focused on what lay ahead.
In Nowhere you could pull up and engage in conversation, forget why you were there, sit for hours in one of the many cafes and just watch the world go by in its languid way.
Despite its laid-back nature Nowhere attracted a lot of people and so the streets were always busy with people, but no one seemed to be too worried about actually getting Anywhere. This in itself was a bit of a concern for the people who lived a little further down the road in Anywhere as their businesses suffered from a lack of patronage as people in Nowhere often didn’t see the point in going to Anywhere.
But this of course was another decision, and in Nowhere you were loathe to make decisions.
In Somewhere, on the other hand, it was easy to make decisions as you were so caught up in the frantic nature of the place that the nearby town of Overthere was a welcome respite for even though it contained its own level of modern day urban chaos there was a quiet solitude about the place.
I thought all this as I contemplated my decision while standing at the crossroad.
There was a lot to be said for one way or the other. So feeling I needed less hustle and bustle and more of the humdrum of life, I picked up my suitcase and turned right.