I went to the highway like I used to go to the library in the pre-Internet days. I would walk the couple of miles reviewing my headful of questions, and go over my notebook so by the time I got there, I would be ready to research answers for the weeks’ questions.
I got to the highway thinking about what I needed to change to help ease the mid-life-crisis feelings that had been growing over the years. I could have looked for symbols and oddities in the wooded roads to the highway, but I don’t spend a lot of time in the woods. I spend a lot of time looking at trash on the side of the road. So I was going to the highway.
When I got there I looked South and looked North. When I looked North, right near what used to be a cafe where years ago I registered nshrine.com in a fit of vacation inspiration. I saw a white lump in the grass. “That’d be it.”
As I got closer I got disappointed. It looked to be directory, maybe even a phonebook. Those can be inspirational, but nothing that could really get me going, nothing right for something like this. I decided to go with the bibliomancy method. I would think of the question in very precise terms, pick a random section, and pretend the contents were some confused person’s answer.
The paragraph I chose was a definition of “conflate”. Now the challenge is to wedge this into the problem space. Shouldn’t be too hard.