It was getting late, the rain was picking up and we were completely and utterly lost. My partner Shawn and I were on a business trip to complete a transaction in some backwater town, but we hadn’t been able to find it. This far out in the countryside neither cell phones nor GPS were working properly and to make things worse, not even all of the tiny villages we’d come through had had road signs. It felt as if we had driven right back into the dark ages. Now, with the sun going down and the rain coming in torrents we abandoned every last shred of hope of finding our destination and instead decided to stay the night at the next possible place.
At a crossroads we found a sign pointing to a nearby village. As we took the turn, slowly on the slippery road, I noticed the silhouette of a person, standing on a small hillside not far from us. In the darkness and the rain I could only barely make out the shape, but it seemed they were standing with their arms above their head, waving