It's all very silly, no? Well, no: At the time and in those circumstances, what happened was the obvious path to here, and the entire journey is mapped out through the entries in those three journals. Looking back from here, though, there was clearly a better way--but it could never be seen from anywhere but here.
We awaken precisely where we are.
As divided and dispersed as we feel on arrival, we step off from one point.
So, where to next?