Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rail Blaze

My Bucket List contains things I still would love to do in my life.
Since the list is long, I don't think I will ever have time to grow old, let alone die. lol

One of these things is to go on a long train ride through mountains and valleys and watch the landscape change in color and smell.

And if only the train could stop, when people would like to sight see a certain spot along the way.
This would truly be grand.

Here is a poem about the train of life
Written By: Praveen

Some folks ride the train of life
Looking out the rear,
Watching miles of life roll by,
And marking every year.

They sit in sad remembrance,
Of wasted days gone by,
And curse their life for what it was,
And hang their head and cry.

But I don’t concern myself with that,
I took a different vent,
I look forward to what life holds,
And not what has been spent.

So strap me to the engine,
As securely as I can be,
I want to be out on the front,
To see what I can see.

I want to feel the winds of change,
Blowing in my face,
I want to see what life unfolds,
As I move from place to place.

I want to see what’s coming up,
Not looking at the past,
Life’s too short for yesterdays,
It moves along too fast.

So if the ride gets bumpy,
While you are looking back,
Go up front, and you may find,
Your life has jumped the track.

It’s all right to remember,
That’s part of history,
But up front’s where it’s happening,
There’s so much mystery.

The enjoyment of living,
Is not where we have been,
It’s looking ever forward,
To another year and ten.

It’s searching all the byways,
Never should you refrain,
For if you want to live your life,
You gotta drive the train.


Roger was on a train, mumbling to himself, smiling, and then raising his hand. After a moment of silence, he would go through the same process ... mumble, smile, raise hand, silence.

Maggie watched this closely, and after about ¼ an hour, she said, in a concerned voice, 'Excuse me. Is anything the matter?'

'Oh, no,' Roger answered. 'It's just that these long trips get very tedious so I tell myself jokes.'

'Why then, inquired Maggie, 'do you keep raising your hand?'

'Well,' smiled Roger, 'that's to interrupt myself because I've heard that joke before.'

Pinot WinesPinot More

There are many 'pinot' wines on the market these days: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Grigio are but a few.

There is also marketing research on a product for senior citizens from a new hybrid grape that acts as a diuretic and will reduce the number of trips an older person has to make to the bathroom during the night.

They will be marketing the new wine as .... Pinot More.



Gattina said...

I love long rides in a train and as I can travel in Belgium for 5 € only as a retired person, I take the train if I don't need a car !
All Pino wines (the real once) are good, I like blanc or grigio. (which means grey in Italian, lol)

Akelamalu said...

MWM and I love train rides and do them frequently. We would love to go on the train that goes through the Rockies!

A Lady's Life said...

Then Gattina you need to try pee no more (Pino More)wine lol
Yes they are a good wine.:)

A Lady's Life said...

Akelamalu - yes Trains in Europe are great and then there is the Trans siberian one and the Go cross Canada .
These are all nice trips to take.

Mama Zen said...

I have never been on a train, but I would love to!

SandyCarlson said...

You make me laugh and think and smile. Thanks.

A Lady's Life said...

Mama Zen - I think I've been on one going to Chicago from Montreal and it was quite enjoyable.
I think bringing trains back, to take people to places is a good idea.

A Lady's Life said...

Sandy - nice to be silly once in a while lol