On a longer train journey the peace settles gradually as we leave our starting point. The knowledge that all the passengers will share this confined world, where we seem to be moving while our world somehow is more static then ever. When we reach the first stop, we just notice the rush of people on the station while in the restaurant wagon we have all settled in. I recall some friends we have made on such journeys and the non-rushed conversations we have had sharing a dining table while the world is passing by the windows.
talking ’bout what matters most
Today our Journey with Carpe Diem continues. Since I never traveled the Trans-Siberian railway I try to mix in my own experience into this. Hopefully by the end of the month my haibun series will form a complete series.
January 3, 2014