Episode 1: Escape Plans

LC_TheRoaringRedwoods_compressedEpisode One of The Roaring Redwoods is titled Escape Plans and the title is easy to figure out as each character introduced needs to escape, wants to escape or is the one to be escaped from.

(If you haven’t read it feel free to pause here and head on over to Amazon, Nook, or Kobo to buy it. I’ll wait here.)

Okay, so the escapes in the episode are physical, but also mental.

As a child, I plotted the physical escape of my household. The first bedroom I can remember was on the second floor and I planned to tie my sheets and blankets together to get out the window. The only thing that kept me from doing so was not knowing where to go next.

I’ve definitely escaped relationships- not with the drama in The Roaring Redwoods certainly- but in the rear view mirror, my leaving or being left was an escape. Sometimes easy, sometimes hairy, sometimes one I didn’t want, but was grateful for later.

The mental or emotional escapes have often meant physical moves, but is a physical move necessary to truly escape? Can we shift our perspective and change our thoughts to the same effect? I tend to need a literal change of scenery. It’s not that I plan it that way, but when I look back, it seems to happen.

What have you escaped?