a) see too well
b) read too well
c) understand too well
d) all of the above.
e) none of the above
That’s part of the problem when you get older; stuff wears out. Maybe that was the reason why I was sitting on those worn out ties that had been removed. The rusty railway line looks much the same way too. I may as well include the rocks and trees, because they too have been around for a while.
That morning I was waiting for a train to come along…and I actually did pass a train that was travelling on this railroad and in this direction when I came here. Seems that the train couldn’t make it this far either.
One thing that I have learned over the years is that train watching is really a misnomer for this activity. Most hours are really spent track watching. I should know…I’ve seen a lot of trainless tracks over the decades. Below is a free sample.
Anyway, the good part is that railway tracks are easier to follow than animal tracks. If you don’t believe me, then give both a try and see what you think. Just remember though, don’t go and pass that sign there.
Really, I like being out here doing this. I am certain I’ll be back again, and glad to be back whenever that day comes.
Oh yes…the answer to the question: I don’t really know. Just like in school, I wasn’t paying attention.
The Oddblock Station Agent
Away from the station but maybe on the right track