Yesterday while cleaning out a drawer in my desk, I found this poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1830-1886) I think we are all ready to take a train (there were no airplanes or cars when this poem was written!)
The railroad track is miles away, And the day is loud with voice speaking, Yet there isn’t a train goes by all day, But I hear its whistle shrieking.
All night there isn’t a train goes by, Though the night is still for sleep and dreaming, But I see its cinders red on the sky, And hear its engine steaming.
My heart is warm with friends I make, And better friends I’ll not be knowing, Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take, No matter where it’s going.
I do believe we are all ready to take that train to someplace. Many of us have not left town for many a day. So to begin dreaming and planning is a very good idea. As the past two months have mysteriously passed, so will the next two or three. And you will wonder why you did not plan your safe holiday.
Certainly domestic travel will be open for business come this summer. We will all keep an eye on the rest of the world as to when it will be open to us all.
Meanwhile stay safe, the pandemic is not over. Just a few more weeks. You can do it. The prize will be well worth the wait.