It was a dark and stormy night, I could hear the wind howling, see streaks of lightning coming down from the sky, and feel the rain as it made contact against the ceiling. All this while I sat near the fireplace surrounded by walls protecting me from the outside world. But still, I felt chill, a sign that something was going to happen to me. I closed my eyes hoping that my fear of not knowing would go away. Now I opened my eyes, stood up and walked over to the window. There I continued to see darkness, lightning, and rain, absorbing the outside world. Now raising my right hand, I brought it close to the window, and I could feel the cold outside engulf me. As my hand came ever closer to the edge of the window, I felt more cold, depressed, and tired. But the very second I placed my hand against the window, I realized that the darkness, lightning, and rain was all just a figment of my imagination. All of a sudden I felt awake, alive, and free. Now staring at a bright and beautiful world, which was consumed by people, greenery, and an endless light blue sky.