Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The Rewind (2)
Quote of the day:
There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.
A story told backwards about almost missing a train....starting at the very end.
I arrived in the Midlands..
I got back on the train, watching the scenery backwards..
I quickly scanned for a good seat on the train..
Quick brisk walk out of platform 2..
Time check 5:45am...no time to grab a coffee..
I took my ticket out of my coat...
I put it back in the vending machine.
I walked briskly out of the train station at Euston..
I muttered inaudibly under my breath,..
As I pulled my travelling bag over my shoulder.
It was freezing, as I decided to walk..
I glanced at my watch again...
Night buses and taxis zoomed backwards silently..
Time check, 5.30am.
No time to waste.
I am terribly sorry he said once more...offering a refund..
I thought of missing my train and appointment..
The cab driver swore silently...but I heard.
I waited by the pavement...
Cab driver had a flat tire..
We got into the cab and he drove me home..
Cab arrived just in time...
I went back indoors.
Bag...check. Breakfast...check. Shower....check.
Alarms went off, minutes apart. No time to snooze..
The clock went back from 5am to 11pm..
And that's where this story begins..
I undid the alarms I set and got out of bed..
I pressed the end button on my phone and spoke..
I told the cab service, '5am by tomorrow for cab a need I'...
I put my phone down on the bed..
This is part II of a post I did back in 2009, which you can read here
Peace & Love!
Current Listen: Lana Del Rey -National Anthem