Take a piece of paper and draw a settlement — a village or a small town.
Think carefully about all the details: where residential buildings should be built, a school, a hospital, a place or places in which the inhabitants of your settlement will gather, etc. If you don't have a piece of paper at hand, use your imagination.
Where is your settlement located?
How can you get to it?
Are there any sources of water, food, and other resources
Think about those who should live in your settlement.
How do they look? What language do they speak?
Do they have their own culture: traditions and rituals, songs, dances, oral or literary creation?
Are they humans or some other creature?
Are there any animals around, wild or domestic?
Think of a way to get to your settlement: it can be a regular road, rafting on water, or something else.
Close your eyes and imagine that you're coming to this settlement and walking around.
Which sounds do you hear, which smells do you feel?
Who or what will you meet on your way?
After you walk enough, set one of the houses on fire
Watch how it burns — how flames engulf the walls, how paint bursts, boards crack and the roof collapses.
Now set all the houses of your settlement on
Watch them burn slowly.
Flood the burnt down settlement. Watch how the water gradually rises: first it erodes the roads, then gets close to the burnt foundations of houses, slowly covering them upside down so that poles, parts of chimneys and the tallest trees stick out of the water.
Watch and listen as the settlement turns into water:A river, a lake, or a sea.
Sit by the water.
Sing a song to chase away the sadness.