Wish Experience Makes the World Huge Again
By Sarah Ford on June 3, 2014
Sometimes, sitting in my bed for hours on end, I felt quite diminutive and trapped; hidden away from the world like a prisoner in a jail cell. There were days where it took all my energy to get out of bed, not out of a lack of physical energy, but that of a mental one. The only access to fresh air or sun was on the roof of the hospital during my stays in treatment.
When I was allowed home, I immediately followed the same system to my room, with an air vent and allergenic sheets for safety that enclosed around me, while having minimal contact with the outside world, let alone my own home. Having been surrounded by cold, pastel walls, I felt isolated and insignificant at times.
After my week–long trip to France
I had a whole new meaning to the feeling of isolation I’d experienced. I realized in a way, the world is small. But that it becomes largely impacted by our own influence in striking displays unlike any other.
France is a small country. It is roughly the size of Texas. But despite this size, or the narrow European streets, I felt the world open up to new possibilities when Make-A-Wish entered my life. I was no longer stuck in four walls. I was free to explore and discover.