Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Everyday Inspiration Day Four: Portal

on October 7, 2016

Grand Central Station of legend and stories
High arched ceiling, light’s golden glow
Promise of infinite charmed possibilities
Sky’s the limit. Where will I go?

I remember Thanksgivings when bound for New York
College girls promised to “meet under the clock”.
I never did. My single journey was Thanksgiving ’64
With husband and baby son Bobby in tow.

Before  sun was up we arrived bleary-eyed
No sleeping with baby in misnamed sleeping car
Hurried through Grand Central then realized
Bobby’s winter hat was not on his head.

Scurried back to train tracks and lo and behold
Perching there on a pole where a kind stranger had put it
Was the little blue hat. That was for me a beginning
To journey afar and trust the wide world.

9 responses to “Everyday Inspiration Day Four: Portal

  1. Christy B says:

    And what a journey it has been… I would meet you “under the clock” to chat about blogging if I lived closer 🙂

    • vivachange77 says:

      Wouldn’t that be fun. Taking this Twenty Everyday Inspiration Prompts course is showing me that in the two years I have ben blogging I have become a writer. This is really good stuff. 🙂

  2. You’re most definitely a writer Ina, I love this personal memory of an iconic place and the way it set the scene for how you approached your future travels.

    • vivachange77 says:

      This prompt was really fun. We were shown four pictures and told to pick one to write a post about. I immediately chose Grand Central Station. I titled my post Portal and thought I’d write a metaphorical poem about venturing into the world. I wrote two lines and the memory of the story took over. I love how writing has a mind of its own sometime. 🙂

  3. So sweet and memories that grip me! lovely

  4. hbsuefred says:

    Sometimes the wide world can be trusted more than the narrow. Having that good early experience surely set the tone for your future travels. How fortunate for those of us with whom you now share them!

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