Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Thoughts from a moving train

What is it about travelling on a train that makes me feel 'artistic'? I know, I know, sounds poncy right? but bare with me...
Travelling today up to Birmingham I got these feelings that I have had before when on this sort of journey. Im relaxed. Im looking out of the window at beautiful countryside and my
head becomes full of thoughts about creating something - be it a song, a picture, a painting... even a blog post. I sit in my seat, clicking away with my phone's camera, song lyrics and
ideas running through my head. It's a very nice feeling, but its also annoying, because I dont have enough talent to take those feelings onto the next level and actually DO something with them.

Other thoughts... I sometimes have the feeling that Im someone other than I am whilst travelling... I dont mean in the sense that I pretend to be someone else, although for the short time Im on the journey I dont have to be me. Its hard to explain - its like when someone else on the train looks at me I could be anyone going anywhere. Not just a middle aged software developer travelling up to one of my other offices to do some work. And speaking of people looking at you, today I had another instance where I couldn't work out if the woman across the aisle from me was sneaking looks at me over her paper... it was kind of like a game of cat and mouse, I kept on trying to see if she was looking at me, but I didnt want her to think I was looking at her trying to look at me.

Anyway... as I write this, we're just moving out of Banbury so we have about an hours worth of travelling to do. I will finish the book Im reading (you'll see it in the pics I'll post later) and get ready to get off this train. Hope I haven't bored you too much...

7 comments:

Charlie Naseweis said...

This woman on the train with a newspaper.....perhaps she was boss-eyed?

greeny said...

Did you check your zipper?

greeny said...

I'll be back later- got to work, after all....

greeny said...

It's all about perception.

And having a change of scenery or trip or anything out of the ordinary makes me feel more alive, creative, imaginative but then so does a bottle of wine. Anyway, I know what you mean and you said it very well.

Sounds like you need a change of scenery more often. It's stirring up your imagination...a good thing, I think.

How's the book?

And Charlie, what's boss-eyed mean?

Simon said...

I like the idea of a more regular change of scenery, but Im not that fond of travelling (even after what I just posted about artistic inspiration) so its not likely to happen too often. As for boss-eyed... think cross eyed, like a deep south hicksville redneck - kind of like cleetus from the Simpsons...

greeny said...

Or Barney when he's drunk...

Simon said...

You got it greeny!