The word ‘Lost’ has many meanings and each meaning is different from each other. Lost implies loosing something or deeply absorbed in thought etc. Each and every person in this world has experienced the feeling that comes with being lost.
I have to say that the feeling is not pleasant but that doesn’t mean people don’t experience that or will stop experiencing that. Being lost means while travelling losing the way or so deep in thought that a person doesn’t know what is going on around them or loose themselves in them.
Everyone experience different types of feeling of being lost. Just like the fact that being lost has different meanings, like that each type of being lost has different feelings also and each feeling differ from each other vastly.
Here I will talk about only one type and that is going to be – loose my way while travelling. I am an adventurous person and like to roam around a lot.
This habit of mine got me in quite a lot of troubles and one of them is being lost while travelling at an unknown place. I never really thought that I will get lost as nowadays every phone has GPS system and because of that a person in 95% cases cannot get lost.
However considering my luck, my situation had to fall under that 5% of cases. People say that when a bad thing occurs, other bad things follow that and I had the unfortunate pleasure of proving that theory all by myself. I am lucky that nothing too bad happen to me. However, that does not means that I don’t have the experience of a life time of being lost.
Being the curious and adventurous person I am, I decided to take a stroll through the road in an unknown place all by myself. The scenery was breath taking and so I was hungrily looking at them and was doing my best to commit them in my memory.
While looking at the scenery, I naturally lost myself in its beauty. I kept on walking for a long time and the more I was walking; I noticed that the scenery keeps on getting much more beautiful. I never noticed that I had strayed from the road a long time ago and how far I went.
When I came to my senses, it was too late for me. I was already lost and had already walked quite a distance. At first I wasn’t panicking or freaking out. I realised that I was lost but I couldn’t blame myself because of the lovely scenery in front of me. At that point I also realised that nature can be so beautiful that it can actually make your heart hurt.
After realising that I was lost, the first thing I did was to check my phone to see that how far I have strayed from the civilisation. However, I was having no such luck because there was no network in my phone and which made my phone practically useless.
At that point I started panicking and hyperventilating. After doing that for a couple of minutes, I realised that it won’t help me get back and that I should calm down first. I was completely lost and there was no way I could contact anybody for help which means that I was all on my own.
I was scared and alone and didn’t know what I should do. Even after calming down, I couldn’t figure out that how I will get back. There were no ideas on my mind. In fact my mind was absolutely blank and my heart was beating so fast that I may have gotten a heart attack. I sat down under a tree and started crying. I was feeling absolutely helpless and didn’t know what to do.
After crying for some time, I forced myself to calm down. By that time the gravity of the situation had absolutely sank in and I realised that I got myself into this mess which means I will get myself out of it. After I steeled my resolve, I got up and started walking down the direction I came from.
After walking for about ten minutes, I realised that I have managed to get myself into another unknown place. At that time all I felt was that the bad luck was following me. I stopped walking and sat down to think about future course of action.
I checked my phone frequently in the hope that I will get network and figure out which direction I should walk in but nothing happen.
I got lucky about one thing which happened to be the fact that the sun won’t set before two hours so I had two hours to get back to my locality and I was sure that I walked for about 45 minutes. After realising that, I knew that I had hope. It was magical that how my brain started to work normally after that realisation.
I knew that I could only do a few things and which were to walk in any direction I like or to wait for the search party to come and rescue me or to somehow figure out where I am.
The second option is not the one I was willing to take and first one was too risky so I was left with the third option which seemed impossible. However, it was not. I then decided that I will walk for ten minutes in each direction and will try to listen in any sound that can indicate that the locality is that way or I should just climb up a tree.
The later sound appealing to me as being an adventurous person; I knew how to climb a tree. So then I went straight towards the sun for ten minutes and then climbed up a tree with a bit difficulty.
I am glad I did that because when I climbed up, I could see the top of a few houses in the direction I just came from. I laughed at myself with the thought that I just came in the exact opposite direction of what I should have taken.
After walking for one hour I finally reached the locality. I was extremely relieved. As a matter of fact, I was so relieved that I started to cry again. But this time the tears are of joy and of relief instead of being of fear and utter helplessness.
I recognised the place and went towards the place where I was staying with my family. The sun was still up barely and I felt like the sun was up only to show me the way and was waiting for me to reach home so that it can finally set.
When I reached, my family had no idea that I was missing for a few hours. When I asked them that where they thought I was, they said that they thought that I went for a walk and was clicking pictures of the nature. To say I was shocked will be an understatement.
At that moment I realised that I never really did take any picture of the scenery while I was lost. However, I was glad that I got lost because I got to see some breath taking scenery that my family couldn’t. To this day they have no idea that I got lost that day for a few hours and I plan to keep it that way. Don’t really want a scolding from my family.
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