Michael Munas (michaelboy) wrote,
Michael Munas

What you may not happen to have or be

The scent of cinders, slag and creosote
balancing from rail to rail, signal flares and
the green glass of telephone pole insulators

I always dreamed of making a little rail riding car that would be powered by a lawnmower engine. It wouldn't have been elaborate -- simply a platform with a crude set of controls. Even today, I imagine how it would be made. When I see a railroad company pickup truck that has been retrofitted with rail wheels, I get excited. I guess little boy's souls are often made by trains but I don't really understand the reasoning for it.

I may never make my rail riding car, but that's really not so important.

I remember about a year before my wife passed away, her friends got together and bought her a roll-top desk. She had wanted one ever since I knew her and truly she was grateful for the gift but I think there was a part of her that was sad because of it was no longer a part of her dream.

I wanted to be a physician and she wanted to be a figure skater.
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