The 08/03/13 Joy Jar

4 Aug

Seattle has a light rail train which goes to Seatac Airport. Eventually, it will go all the way to Everett. Right now it winds its way through South Seattle which is where one sees people of color from all over the globe. Along the tracks are those businesses being shepherded by immigrants who work hard and still believe that America is a land of opportunity. These businesses are sprouting like flowers growing up through concrete. The train ride allows one to collect their thoughts. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is any train ride.

“My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing,
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Selected Poetry

“I can remember the first time I saw a train whistle, I thought, “Boy, those are some big lips.”
― Jarod Kintz, There are Two Typos of People in This World: Those Who Can Edit and Those Who Can’t

“It’s my experience that most folk who ride trains could care less where they’re going. For them it’s the journey itself and the people they meet along the way. You see, at every stop this train makes, a little bit of America, a little bit of your country, gets on and says hello.”
― David Baldacci, The Christmas Train

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
Morihei Ueshiba

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.
Corrie Ten Boom

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