You know, Stephen King's "Dark Tower" has one very dramatic episode. It is in the 7th volume, the last one from the whole epos.
It is about Ted. Ted Brotigan, the Chief Breaker and key character of this book, including "Hearts in Atlantis".
Ted created with his emotional and psychic abilities one place, right under the level of Algul Siento. He called it "Spice-cake House", and it became his hideout, a hideout for his thoughts and dreams, where no one could disturb or capture him.
Never existing, absolutely illusive house, where the walls were made of spice-cake and all furniture was made of blackberries..
However, Ted existed itself. And henceforth this whole house was material. Was real.
He even could make portals to whereever he wanted right from the Spice-cake House.
And I thought - hey, we all have our own Spice-cake House. It's our own, no one can terminate it. It's in our head.
And, likewise, this journal of mine is the hideout, the sanctuary of my thoughts, mind and soul.
So long, Ted.
I'll be missing you.
Here I live.
2 facts about me:
That's gonna suffice for the time being.