If you happened upon something truly amazing, would you share it? Or would you keep it to yourself, indulging in the pleasures it gave you until you got your fill. Can someone fully enjoy something if they do not share with another – or others? I’m not asking you to give your special something away, I’m simply asking if you would tell others so that they too could share in the joy?
Would it depend on what that something was? Why? Why should it be different if we are talking about a shipment of new books versus a new gold claim? Oh, I understand. People are willing to fight tooth and nail over one more than the other. We do get crazy about our books, don’t we! But honestly, mustn’t we learn to trust?
Sure the world is a corrupt place full of corrupt people. But spending all your days worrying about what might happen is no way to live. And sharing your joys, no matter how big or small with others is an amazing experience everyone should make a practice of.
Now, imagine you have embraced this concept. You are on the beach with your besties when you happen upon a small tin box buried in the sand. Always the curious one, you can’t leave the darn thing alone. You mess and fool with it until you bust that puppy wide open. Gosh darn it, if it isn’t full of cash! Are you going to share that discovery with your besties or keep it all to yourself? Spun a new perspective on it, haven’t we?
Let’s say you’re undergoing a home improvement project. You start in the family room. Your plans – expand. When you knock down the far wall, you open the door to a whole new world! You say, “Debra, that’s crazy. That’s total fantasy you’re talking now.”
I say, “That’s Immortal Monday, babe!”
That’s what happened in 1963 when a local resident of Derinkuyu (an area in Turkey) knocked out a wall in his home. Following is the story that unfolded.
What you just saw is the Derinkuyu Underground City. It is located in Nevşehir Province, Turkey (Derinkuyu district). In 1969 it was opened to visitors and, to date, only ten percent of the underground city has been made accessible for tourism. A total of eight floors, it extends to a depth of approximately 85m. It has the usual amenities found in other underground complexes across Cappadocia, such as wine and oil presses, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, and chapels. A spacious room with barrel-vaulted ceiling is found located on the second floor that is unique to the Derinkuyu complex. It is believed that this room may have once been used as a religious school and the rooms to the left of it were studies. Between the third and fourth levels is a vertical staircase. This passageway leads to a cruciform church on the lowest level.
Break down wall → open the window to new worlds (apply this to your creative mind and never be stunted in your way of thinking)
Obviously, the homeowner shared his discovery. How difficult do you think his choice was between coming forward or keeping this discovery all to himself? Making the right decision isn’t always easy at the start, but it sure does feel good after the fact. The world would have missed out on an amazing wonder had he chosen not to share.
Thank you for your visit and your patience . I’m in the middle of fast drafting and revision hell. It’s FANTASTIC!
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