Wednesday, February 16, 2005
First Train Ride
Yesterday, one of my co-workers took the train to work for the first time. Of course it didn't go smoothly there was a few snags. This made me think about the first time that I rode the train for the first time. It didn't go smoothly for me either. In fact it was two months before I wrote the train again. It was mostly because one of the conductors was a little intimidating. That being said, there was an amazing sense of accomplishment. You see I was born and raised in L.A. and that saying "Nobody walks in LA." is completely right. You see everything is an hour away. So you always have to drive. So the idea that I could get to work without a car was a liberating thought. Today, three years later, riding the train is second nature. I don't even think about it. However I won't soon forget that stepping off the train, just blocks from work, taking a deep breath and feeling like I accomplished something by getting to work without a car.
Posted by Russ at 2/16/2005 10:29:00 PM