choo choo

Time can be like the bullet train from London to Paris, only it is often kind enough to make many stops along the way.

I hung out with my old BYU roomie tonight.  We sat with three other acquaintances at dinner and had a great chat about our children, our lives in different states, our church responsibilities.  In the last 22 years since I got married I have seen her maybe 5 or 6 times, either when she has come to Utah to visit her family, or when we have stopped at her home in Chicago on one of our many cross-country trips to see mine.  The train has stopped for those short visits, and the passengers that have both boarded and left the train have been numerous: new babies, grown children, career changes.  Anything that has caused change.  

So this morning, after a 4-hr dinner (we were encouraged to leave the restaurant an hour and a half after it closed), I have travel fatigue.  It is like a jet lag feeling that comes from jumping onboard long enough to get comfy and then being shoved out the door, while the train is still moving.  I need to reset my watch and get a nap.  

11 comments

Midge | May 1, 2009 at 8:06 AM

I have found when I look back or visit the past for to long I feel jolted back to the present. We go through so many changes and so much growth, it's almost like I don't know myself.
I guess what I'm saying is, I get it. Being shoved off a train and needing a nap.
Even an old name on facebook can do it to me.

Heidi Ashworth | May 1, 2009 at 8:35 AM

You are the master of the analogy.

Luann | May 1, 2009 at 8:51 AM

Heidi is right. You are. And knowing the marathon you have been running lately, it's no wonder you have travel fatigue. I hope this weekend slows down a bit for you.

Kazzy | May 1, 2009 at 10:34 AM

And I am a total sentimental sap when it comes to people that have mattered to me. So that beat up feeling is so worth it.

Linde | May 1, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Which roommate was it that came? Pam??

Kimberly | May 1, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Fabulous analogy. It's all a bit head spinning and exhausting and wonderful all in one moment, isn't it?

Eowyn | May 1, 2009 at 7:32 PM

It makes me hurt to leave those friends.

It has taken me a week to recover from this weekend.

CHERRANNE | May 1, 2009 at 8:23 PM

It is always cool to have time with good buddies. :-)

Connie | May 1, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Amazing how quickly time moves! Hope this weekend is relaxing and rejuvenating.

Mrs4444 | May 2, 2009 at 10:41 AM

I suppose there are worst things to complain about; glad you got to meet up with your bud :)

Barbaloot | May 2, 2009 at 11:19 AM

An hour and half after?! You must have had fun talking. And Heidi stole my comment...I love the analogies you make:)