Tuesday, October 22, 2013

...shaper than knives...

I admit I've been on both ends of this. I'm trying so hard not to be on the giving end because I know how very painful it can be to be on the receiving end. But the truth is that we carry the weight of our days, our jobs, and our personal lives with us, everywhere. And, even though we may try not to, it can be easy to unload that on someone who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time; strangers, coworkers, or even friends. And often that strike can carry the extra momentum of the journey it took through you to whoever it might end up in. It can poison transactions, work place dynamics, or even long time friendships.

For me, with everything else that's been going upside down these past few months, this was the last thing I wanted to have to deal with. So, I'm off to find me a heart sized band aid and a couple stiff shots while I try to put everything into perspective.

Thanks for checking in at the old station; even if there's been nothing to show for it, these past few months. I'm still working with the crew to get the place back together, rails repaired and leveled, and the engines rewheeled and back running. Not sure how much longer that'll be - the place is pretty badly trashed, but it'll be a big party day when we get the trains running around here, again.

Thanks for your ridership, it means a lot to us at Neverland Transit Authority.
Charlie Irons