My legs were about to give out. The road seemed endless, going forever through the dark forest as a golden thread, a lifeline for me. I hoped it is. Slowly I was starting to lose all the optimistic thoughts about my soon arrival and be together with my loved ones. For one I was grateful, the sun today was bright and warm, I felt no cold seep through my torn and thin clothing.
As I was ready to drop on my knees and take a rest, the odd trees caught my attention. At the very end of the road, they made even darker alleyway, their thick foliage concealing every bit of sunshine. I walked closer and the ground was covered in a thick layer of older and newer leaves. It gave me a feeling I might be closer.