Planes, trains and automobiles really are amazing.
Think about modern transportation as you come and go this week. Feel curious about things that go.
*Sprinkle* your life with a little gratitude for the time in which you live. There will always be inconvenience tied up in travel, but we are able to reach far away destinations in the matter of hours — that’s a cool thing.
- Treat your trusty set of wheels to an automatic car-wash.
- List the places you’ve flown to in the last five years.
- Check out a book on the history of planes, trains or automobiles.
- Talk to a child about how transportation has changed and about how it is changing to meet the needs of the future.
- Ride the bus this week.
- Leave me a comment and answer this question: If you bought a train ticket, where would you go?
I love this poetry called ‘Flight’ by artist Brian Andreas:
I knew a man in college who grew up in the inner city of Chicago & what he was doing in Iowa I never did figure out. But whenever he would see a jet trailing across the sky, he would stop everything he was doing & he would watch. Once, after a jet was gone & there was nothing left but the white line disappearing like a scar into the blue, he turned to me & said, An airplane is a miracle & I didn’t give it much thought, but now & then, when I am ready to give up hope for human beings in general, & for one or two of them who are bugging me specifically, I will look to the sky & there will be one of those miracles & I will remember it’s all about concentrating on the right thing.