Oh The Places You’d Go!

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Oh, for you never know

All the places you’d go,

Where the islands rise up

Far away from the shore,

And you end every day

Dreaming of seeing more.

 

 

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Public Transportation

 

Commuting Perspective

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

When stuck in stalled traffic

Or standing smooshed on the train

I remind myself how

For many

The commute is truly a strain.

 

For Sunday Stills: Transportation

 

Creative Seating

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Photo: Dvora Freedman

 

If all train seats are taken

And the ride is still long

Why not pull out a beach chair

You happen to bring along

And with paper at hand

Lounge like where you belong?

 

For Kammie’s Oddball Photo Challenge

 

Journey Back, Journey On

 

As you travel paths of current days, new plans … remember times of past: The journeys never taken, the ones you had and wish you hadn’t, the ones you had and would again, the ones still left to seek and find.

Recall the feel of face against the window, the mist of breath on glass, the passing scenery, the whoosh of trucks, the sway of train, the rock of boat, the hum of plane.

Revisit muted conversations, real or invented, arguments and whining, complains and “I spy” games, “she’s touching me” and “99 bottles” songs.

Sensations, shared or private. Fall-asleep-legs, sticky vinyl against summer skin, hair in eyes, road grit, sweet treats, cold drinks. The heaviness of someone’s slumber on your shoulder, the lull of road weighing your own lids down.

And music. Radioed or piped through earphones. Sang loudly, hummed, internally known, ignored. The way the beat or words or both matched blur of blacktop under wheels or rain on windshield; the way it sometimes did not match at all.

Be still. Be rocked. Be moved. Be carried.

Allow yourself to be transported, taken back, imagined forward.

On this journey, your commute through life.

 

For The Daily Post