Note: I'm throwing my hat into the A-Z Blogging challenge sponsored by Tossing it out! What you will be reading via the letters A-Z will give you a glimpse into my world and what I do when I'm not here - blogging.
The shadows outside the window moved in a blur; she could make out the countryside yet nothing was clearly defined.
The man sitting next to her was asleep, the steady rhythm of his breath was hypnotic.
She smiled, he was a nice older man en route to his son’s wedding. His wife had passed away several years earlier, he had told her, and he no longer cared for long, lonely car trips.
Besides, he liked the train.
They had talked for hours until she could see his eyelids closing, his head had bobbed for a moment and then he was off - presumably to visit his wife in that place one goes to when leaving reality behind; the world of our dreams.
The train stopped, she knew it was time for him to disembark. He smiled and wished her a safe and happy journey.
Through the window, on the platform, she saw a tall, handsome young man embrace him with such devotion and gentleness that she felt her eyes well up. They walked away arm in arm, the younger carrying the luggage.
Several steps were taken when they stopped - the old man turned and looked up at her window; seeing her he smiled and waved one last time.
It had been a brief moment, this train ride, but it was now an imbedded memory - she had enjoyed their time together.
THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME ON MY JOURNEY FROM A-Z!
Ich genoss unsere Zeit zusammen.
Translated: I enjoyed our time together.
I wish you a wonderful journey - ever onward, ever forward - always with happy thoughts and joy in your heart.
Did you enjoy our Zeit zusammen (time together)?
Until...my next journey!