09 August 2010

Rhyme nor Reason: Somewhere in Connecticut

Meanwhile, on a slow train to China(town), I sit and watch the world go sluggishly by...to think travel by rail was glamorous at one time... sadly, the shiny coating of mystique has worn away and what is underneath, well, even if one wipes away the soot....lets just say...the Orient Express this is not... air conditioner blasting, baby crying, cell phone conversations bouncing about the tin lined interior and oddly sweet medicinal scent emanating from the far end of the car.... I am thankful for my scarf and my book and my headphones and Bach.

4 comments:

Daniel-Halifax said...

Our trains are one of the many things holding our country back. Boston->NY
= $100+ ....highway robbery.

victoria thorne said...

perhaps not a beautiful moment, but a memorably beautiful look at it. happy you have that scarf, too. they can save your life on trains (and planes, these days). and elsewhere.

W.E. said...

Yes, DH, you are absolutely right about the ridiculously exorbitant fares for trains....RAILway robbery! For those prices Amtrak should provide a designated seat number to alleviate that mad dash at Penn Station, the pushing and shoving, the crush to the gates...like commuter cows to the slaughter.

W.E. said...

Thank you Victoria for your kind comment. Yes, I was quite pleased to glance up from my book (whilst the train was stopped...yet again) and see something I found quite picturesque. I'm glad you agree.