I Will Choose the Picture

This is the photo for Writer’s Block Challenge #54.

When I downloaded the photo, the title of it turned out to be “train-station-trey-ratclif.”  Whatever that means.

To the right of the photo are possibly windows.  I think I see the hint of trees.

A long way distant from those trees … a long way distant from the hour when I write, is another world.  Very real.  That is the picture I will write about.

It is quiet in the woods tonight.  The snow is knee-deep, but the wind has stopped howling.

The fire inside my cabin is warm.  It is warmer in a cabin made of logs and heated by wood, than it can ever be in a frame house heated by natural gas and forced air.  A wood stove’s fire burns constant.  Twelve-inch logs keep the cabin snug.  Sometimes, in the deepest winter, you need to open the windows to let out some of the warmth.

It is quiet in the woods tonight.  The birds are bedded down, the deer have withdrawn to the swamp, and the moon is high in the sky.

The pines are draped in new snow.  The stars are beginning to glint from afar.  The light from the wood stove is all that I want.  For it is quiet in my soul tonight, as well.

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19 Responses to I Will Choose the Picture

  1. So you took yourself out to the picture and expanded your imagination. I can go with that. Kewl. ZeeZee

  2. T J says:

    Very peaceful! Lovely, Rani!

  3. Mickey ® says:

    oh I like that. Any excuse to write!-bravo-

  4. Lise S says:

    Soft and peaceful are the words that come to my mind after reading your blog. Very nice.

  5. Mama Bear says:

    I'm guessing.. that this was a private train stop for one of the VERY wealthy turn of the century families.. possibly in NYC. They would have paid to have it done up.. in elegant design.. and their own. Yea.. they had that kind of money back then!

  6. Mama Bear says:

    lol! Nix that.. it is the Milan Train Station. Must have been the photographer's name.

  7. Mama Bear says:

    google images "Milan Train Station"

  8. John O says:

    ohhh I like your place you found much better than the concrete and steel. . .http://johnoh.multiply.com/journal/item/261/WRITERS_BLOCK_54_–_SO_FEW_OF_US

  9. ~ Kira ~ says:

    What a wonderful place to be. And the nice thing is, all you have to do is close your eyes and you're there. Great write.

  10. Mel Weinerth says:

    Oh my makes me home sick so long ago this was so real for me.

  11. Cheater! ;-PSeriously, it was a great idea to expand on the picture and write about what you saw outside of the station. Very imaginative and a very good write!

  12. Oh, I love it when a person thinks outside of the box. This was a wonderful idea and your descriptions are fantastic. Well done. :o)http://shadowlight1.multiply.com/journal/item/22/Writers_Block_Challenge_54_The_Meet_WC_675

  13. Scott . says:

    nice write…peaceful and warm…just the way I like it!

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