I wake up in a completely strange place. I have no idea where I am. I slowly sit up, rubbing my eyes. I blink twice before I study my surroundings. I recognize nothing. It’s all completely alien to me. The lack of comforting recognition is scaring me quite a bit.
I’ve somehow ended up on a flotation device in a pool in a small neighborhood. The houses appear to be completely empty. There are no lights on in any of the homes. The entire neighborhood is desolate, probably abandoned years ago. The houses are beautiful, but they lack the beauty of humanity residing within them. I feel an indescribable rush of sadness from this.