Born and raised in Washington state, 63-yo. Mother of 4, grandmother of 14, great grand of 2. I Graduated College with a BA. My Career was in Social Services.
Retired. Widowed. Author children's books and short stories.
Family is my life.
"The Vacuum of Space"
"Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space", or so they say. Contemplating this she thought, does this mean a scream makes no noise if released in a vacuum of space? She concluded that it's the silent screams that are the loudest! Well it is for her anyway!
The rhythmic sound of the rolling wheels and the gentle yet purposed sensation of movement lulled her to a dream state. She was dreaming she was on a train anticipating arriving at an un-named destination. She sat engulphed by the landscape and it's everchanging shades of greens, golds, and browns, a nostalgic farm house here and there dotted the landscape. How beautiful, how peaceful it all is she thought. She sat content taking it all in. This was the first peace she had experienced in quite a while.
One would think that with all that is going on in the world I would exhort my energies on things that are important, and not get so bent over things that others do, that to most people, are just a minor inconvenience, but…Here I sit, frustrated and butt hurt, spewing off at the mouth, to no one but myself. I curse the idiot who is holding up traffic for those of us who need to make a right turn.