Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Train Ride


On my train ride home from one of my jobs we have to stop to wait for the northbound train to pass. When it does, even at 60 miles per hour, I can see the same tree I was looking at before it got there right through all of its windows.

You know how sometimes you think about how much better things were in the past? How the cars were cooler and there was so much undeveloped land? And other times you are certain something will be better in the future and you can't wait for that? Your i-cloud will actually have enough space to backup your phone and you will be more laid back?

The train ride does't make me think about any of that. It makes me remember I love everything the way it is right now. 

17 comments:

  1. yes yes yes! i know what you're talking about. i think that's the reason why i love train ride. feels like everything's just right here, right now.
    i miss train ride. it's been donkey years since the last time i had it

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    1. If donkey years are anything like dog years, that's too long. Actually, it had been a while since I'd been on the train before it became a part of my commute too.

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  2. Devon, I love to see the pictures from your train rides, they tell such a wonderful story. I love to look out of the window when I'm travelling and just let my thoughts and my imagination fly where they will. I wonder about things and I ruminate about things and it's a lovely relaxing time, so good for the mind I think. The pictures of the surf shack and the pier and the little beach houses are wonderful. They have that still early morning quality to them. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you CJ. That's really nice. I wasn't sure about taking the train at first. I thought it was kind of a hassle to drive to the station, ride, then walk to work vs. driving the car straight there. I'm glad I changed my mind! I'm happy to hear you've had similar experiences of peace while traveling by train.

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  3. Hey! I live in San Clemente, so seeing these was a trip. Isn't that route amazing? I miss taking it down to SD for work. Cheers.

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    1. Hey! I probably pass right by you ;) Love this route. Love this route. Cheers!

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  4. I have places like that and they make me very happy. It's good to reflect and it's good to imagine what will happen in the future but sometimes it's just really good to be here.

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    1. I am happy to hear that Erinn. You're right, it really is good to be here (and to realize that)

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  5. Hi! New visitor to your blog here! I just read your 'about' page, and with a whole heart I can say it is the best one I've ever read. I love your passion for the ocean and surfing. These photos you've shared on this post capture the simple presence of beauty, and I absolutely love that. Being in moments where I simply enjoy life and the way it is at present, are ones I look forward to experiencing whenever possible, whenever they come to me. Beautiful post!

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    1. Hi Akshara, thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words. They mean a lot.

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  6. I am so fortunate to ride the train every Friday from Portland to Seattle and then back again on Sunday or Monday. I've been doing this every week for 10 years. No train ride is ever the same. As the seasons change, so does the landscape. I see people, heads buried in their IPads and laptops missing out on the sunsets, the rivers overflowing their banks after a storm and the bald eagles in flight. I appreciate my time on the train (even when it's late) as a reflection of my week and a bigger understanding of the beauty around me. It's such a great way to see the world and I am glad you are getting the chance to experience train travel in this country. Stacy

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    1. I bet that ride is beautiful Stacy! I love what you wrote about your experience. Thank you for sharing that. I am always shocked when I see people looking down at things rather than out the window, too.

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  7. This is so true and you captured the feeling beautifully. I love those moment when I’m not lamenting the past or racing towards the future, but really happy where I am right at that moment. I’m really crave to see the ocean. It seems like it hits this time every year. I want to look out into the distance and see where the ocean meets the sky and there is just sea as far as the eye can see. At least I get to live vicariously through you with these great pictures:)

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    1. I hope you get to see it soon Kari. I'm sorry all I can provide right now is pictures.

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  8. I love this. So much. Your posts just get me every time.

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    1. P.S. this song is amazing. We have the same taste in music and I love it.

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    2. thanks Michelle! I love the way you write too. You're good at the comedy thing. Me? Not so much. Glad you like the song! I've been kind of obsessed with Gregory Alan Isakov over the last few years. He's great.

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