How dare he be that audaciously bold and unassumingly courageous? Because, like us he must fully experience what he craves! We're All On A Magical Journey Home.
At no time, are we not heading somewhere, doing something, in the midst of progressing (as we currently understand, incorporate and relate to progression)
By the time we enter the 8th grade, around, about, the age of almost 14, we pretty much know what we want. Some people may disagree, but Charlie McRoy KNOWS, beyond a shadow of a doubt what he wants more-than-anything-
Determined to be the first, one and only, kid in town to actually possess the magical, motorized, instantaneous, transformable skate-board machine, he is willing to do just about anything required of him to make sure he gets the object of his true desire.
He has spent countless hours daydreaming of the time when he’ll be able to, with just a quick flip from his wrist; open the totally amazing wallet-like contraption. Charlie can see himself transported from land to sea, and, finally delivering him high up into the air, soaring at unbelievable heights. The fantasized idea of owning the Genuine Red & White Sandblaster thrills him to pieces.
He’s not the least bit interested in who, other than himself, would want to own the board of ultimate pleasure. All he cares about is securing HIS desire. Nothing else consumes his heart, mind and soul beyond the reality of being able to place his feet on the incredible wild ride. His mind is set. No matter what it involves, he will not be deterred.
How many of us possess that same kind of unshakable determination?
Maybe, we should follow the crucible example of Charlie McRoy, who will not be stopped!
What will he have to do to get the awesome magical board since his parents aren’t rich enough to afford it and he’s not old enough to work at a paying job to earn it? Unsurprisingly, that’s where this miraculous, hair-raising journey begins: with Charlie’s unrelentless pursuit, unmitigated willpower and unfailing focused intent to secure his dream.
Does he get it? Can he get it? What will he have to exchange for it? Charlie will soon discover, when something means that much, an unimaginable force must be called upon and reckoned with; demanding absolute submission of his unchallenged character and undaunted will. Sometimes…The Subject of Desire ignites much more than we ever bargain for or expect to wrestle with.
Young adult fantasy by Paula Andrea Pyle, MA "The Subject of Desire"