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Random Scenes: The Train to Florence


Minutes before three o'clock in the morning, I ran along the train platform towards an open door. My host ran beside me. "Have fun," he said. "Come back with no money."

I hoisted myself up the train steps.  "Boungiorno," I said to the waiting conductor, then turned and thanked my host. "I'll see you tonight."

"I'll be here." he said. "Don't worry about a thing."

The train to Firenze started. I began my unsteady walk through the darkly lit train in search of a place to sit. For the first time in many years, I was alone traveling in an unfamiliar place.

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  1. ... 'It was 1937. Europe was about to burst into flames, but on that chilly morning, I thought I had all the time in the world' ... is where my mind went next. :)

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  2. Oh to be on that train-I would love it!

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    1. Riding trains across Europe is still something I'd like to do.

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