Friday, September 13, 2013

Putting in Time!

Time will bring to light whatever is hidden;
it will conceal and cover up what is now
shining with the greatest splendour.
                         Horace


As we pulled away from the farm I captured the lovely sunrise and knew things would be just as I left them when I returned from this place I needed to go. I had to do this, I needed to do this and I knew and was comforted by the fact that all would continue as usual here on the farm with My Hero taking care of business, while I travelled. Time away has always been a huge part of who I am and he has always known that. I glanced over to see him watching me capture the photo with that beautiful smile on his face. I am so lucky. I can, and always will count on him.

 I have been sitting in this train station since 6:30 sitting in the same seat where I had first started after I had kissed and hugged My Hero goodbye, and after he dropped me off with those familiar words “Have fun, but be careful” floated over his lips and I then watched him ride off into the sunrise like one of those old westerns (that may be in my head, there was no horse). I made my way into the station and sat facing a window. I pulled out my pen and paper.

My backpack sits on the floor lightly packed; let me rephrase that, well as lightly packed as I am able to manage. It is supposed to rain, be a heat wave and a big cool down so there is probably more than I needed thanks to the weatherman. I must admit I had been a little worried about how I could possibly put in those three hours, the three hours of waiting that had saved me a lot of money by being a boarding time not as popular this early Friday morning. I could have taken the bus but the train has always called my name, always my first choice. Turns out the same return ticket with the bus would have cost more, I love this senior discount thing, and I can see many more trips in my future. I know there will be more need to get away.



My head is swirling with thoughts of what is to come, what will be waiting when I get back. I visited in my mind the places I have left and the places I have yet to venture. I dream of my destination and the happiness and joy I know waits at the end of this train line. My head swirls with things I had forgotten, memories that will remain only memories now. Time has always continued to march on whether I want it to or not and accepting that and keep going forward has always been what you are supposed to do.

The speakers bellow loudly “Attention”, the wheels stop turning in my head “Train 662 arriving in 15 minutes” I seem to have been running around in my head with not a problem at all. While my body sat relaxing it appears my brain had run a marathon putting in time. Three hours had passed very quickly and I have no idea where my brain had actually taken me while I was sitting enjoying the time alone with my thoughts, those silly needless worries and those much needed dreams. Oh, that train whistle makes my heart skip a beat or two. I needed this.


I slung over my shoulder the probably over packed blue backpack that has travelled to Vancouver twice and has always loved sitting on the floor in a train or bus station beside a girl who lives in her head putting in time with apparently no trouble at all. Let the, not to Vancouver but I know it will be just as memorable, adventures begin.

“Ticket please.”


Later

44 comments:

  1. We look forward with anticipation to hear about this latest adventure. Yes, trains have it over buses every time. Enjoy.

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  2. I would pick the train too. Such a relaxing way to travel.

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  3. Have a wonderful adventure; can't wait to read all about it!

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  4. I've always wanted to travel by train. Have a wonderful time :)

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  5. All Aboard!! Do they still say that?

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  6. I've never traveled by train; sounds like a fun way to go.

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  7. I've taken the train a few times and much prefer it over the bus. Have a wonderful time.

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  8. I would also most definitely choose the train over a bus! There's something soothing about the wheels on the track, and the slight swaying as you travel. Hugs to you!!

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  9. Have a wonderful time and be safe.

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  10. You've set the stage for a grand time. I would love to be on a train like that! Can't wait to hear more~

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  11. Have a great time on your adventure!

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  12. I'll look forward to hearing more about your adventure! I would have taken the train, too--so much more fun than the bus.

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  13. OH YEAH! An adventure!!!! Have fun... be safe! I say that to my son all the time.

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  14. They tore up most of the train tracks in NS. They are all hiking trails now. The paying ones, the tracks where commerce still thrives, stayed. It's lovely that you still have a passenger train to enjoy. Now I'm curious to find out where you are going! :-)

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  15. I love train travel, hope you have a terrific adventure!

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  16. you do enjoy your trips. and trains. :)

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  17. Sounds like fun dear B! I've always loved a grand adventure by train! I'm back after missing everyone for a week-while caring for my 16 year old pup who suffered a stroke. Miraculously, her tail is wagging high again! Hugs!

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  18. B,

    Enjoy your travels on the train. Take plenty of pictures!!! Can't wait to see what you've captured with Leo.

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  19. Sounds like such a fun adventure! Can't wait to hear more. That is a very lovely sunrise!

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  20. i LOVE trains...and fun adventures!!

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  21. Looking forward to hearing all about your adventure ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good time !

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  22. I thought I had commented! I was having difficulties on my ipad this morning, though.

    Traveling by train sounds like a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the countryside. Hope you have a very safe and fun trip!

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  23. The wonderful mystery ride ! (isn't that a Beatles song? )
    Adventurous you are, and I love it !!

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  24. Bob and I are planning a train trip to Vancouver sometime soon. I can't wait. It's only 90 miles away. I love to have an adventure. You have a grand time. MB

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  25. Have a great time! Just LOVE the last pic of the tracks. One day I would love to travel by train somewhere. :)

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  26. What are you up to now B? Another sweet adventure I presume.

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  27. A good start! Looking forward to the next installment!

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  28. Miss B,
    I hope you have a wonderful trip and take lots of pictures.

    I am sure your Hero knows and understands your need to travel. I am glad you have the opportunity and his support to do so.

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  29. I expect you have been and now back at home. I presume we will read about your latest adventure...hugs my friend M xox

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  30. Enjoy your time away and the train ride. I love trains, too!

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  31. I'm so glad you are able to get off the farm and explore -- someday I hope to be able to do the same. xo

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  32. I love the train, and you are so lucky to be able to use it, they are mostly gone around here..it's a shame. Hope that you have a great trip, and yes, be careful out there.

    Muddy Boot Dreams has moved, could you update any links to www.muddybootdreams.com

    Thanks so much.

    Jen

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  33. So glad! I got my backpack too with my wellworn journal now stuffed with new words and leaves and napkins. LOVE your time away. The train is on my bucket list. We will have to meet up halfway someday.

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  34. Wow! Off to a new adventure... hope you are going to take us along on the rest of the trip. I am so curios to learn where you are headed ;)

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  35. Oh wow, that sky! This is a beautiful blog post! I LOVE that last pic of the tracks. True travelling!

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  36. dang. you always squeeze in these blog posts when im not looking.

    wait-

    thats me LOL

    Anyhow - how in greens earth did you get that last photo shot in? Are you the lady they had to ask to stop laying down on the tracks??? youre naughty - no wonder hero has to tell you to "be safe" ;p

    I think im going to get your family one of those gps beacons that can be quietly attached to you somehow so they know where you are...

    xoxox

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  37. Enjoy my friend. Hope you have an amazing adventure..

    Hugs~

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  38. Love the shot of the railway tracks. Hope you have a great time in Vancouver.

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  39. You are such a tease!!! Where did you go? Silly question, but did you have a good time? You always have a good time, talking to people!
    Love the photos!!!

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  40. Have a great time, Buttons. Oh ... before you go .... can you come over and help me pack ? I don't know what to take this time. Maybe it's because I don't want to go to the city anymore. Hugs Sue

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  41. I hope that you'll enjoy your ride B.!
    Have fun ;-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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