A little boy (6, 7 years) is alone at dusk and
he's outside a rural house. He is somewhat fearful
of two (or more) men who are inside the house.
The boy doesn't think the men will approve that
he's leaving. He may be running away or taking
something that doesn't belong to him. He is
leaving a note near the door to explain his departure.
For some reason there is a map next to the door,
too, but he leaves his small note on top of the map.
The boy's note is soon discovered by the Man, who
is coming outside, probably to urinate. The
Man, who has read the note the boy left, is not
angry and he casually overtakes the boy as he
wanders away. The Man wants to explain where the
boy is and how to get where he is going. Using the
map, he shows the boy where he is and where
to go. An omniscient observer, perhaps the dreamer,
thinks that the boy won't understand the map, that
many people don't understand maps, and that they
should be told which direction to head when leaving
one's home. So that guests don't stay to long,
maybe one should tell them, "head in this direction,"
and give them a compass. "Head in this direction and
be careful not to backtrack, or you could find
yourself always, accidentally returning here again