When I sat down on this train my three dearest wishes were: 1) to cross a bridge over water in the train. 2) to cross a bridge over a road in the train. 3) to feel the train go around a curve. All of these wishes were fulfilled and I also had the additional pleasure of: seeing the shadow of our train on passing trees. Seeing the shadow of our train on passing fields. Watching a curly tailed dog trot beside our train. Seeing an empty chair in the middle of a freshly tilled field. Discovering a sleeping baby in the seat in front of me. Watching a boy look at sleeping david. Seeing swathes of honeysuckle and imagining that I smelt it. Sunrise.

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