I’m not complaining. I just want to point out that I travel all over the globe and I promise you that Vancouver’s Immigration line is the longest I’ve ever been in. And oddly enough, there are over 20 booths capable of holding two officers each, yet upon my arrival in early January and then looking down at it as I was departing in February, I never saw more than 5 officers manning the booths.
Leaving Dallas Fort Worth
Arriving just before midnight in Orlando
1feb14. Vancouver, Canada – Dallas, Texas – Orlando, Florida.
I was taking the “A” Train downtown this morning and I was looking at this man, I loved his style. I thought of D.H. Lawrence. I don’t know why, I just did.
“It’s no good trying to get rid of your own aloneness. You’ve got to stick to it all your life. Only at times, at times, the gap will be filled in. At times! But you have to wait for the times. Accept your own aloneness and stick to it, all your life. And then accept the times when the gap is filled in, when they come. But they’ve got to come. You can’t force them.”
― D.H. Lawrence
28SEP13. New York City.
“and felt that one of the most wonderful things in the world is the experience of being on a train. It is so different from watching a train go by. To anyone outside, a speeding train is a thunderbolt of driving rods, a hot hiss of steam, a blurred flash of coaches, a wall of movement and of noise, a shriek, a wail, and then just emptiness and absence, with a feeling of “There goes everybody!” without knowing who anybody is. And all of a sudden the watcher feels the vastness and loneliness of America, and the nothingness of all those little lives hurled past upon the immensity of the continent. But if one is inside the train, everything is different. The train itself is a miracle of man’s handiwork, and everything about it is eloquent of human purpose and direction. One feels the brakes go on when the train is coming to a river, and one knows that the old gloved hand of cunning is at the throttle. One’s own sense of manhood and of mastery is heightened by being on a train. And all the other people, how real they are! – Excerpt From: Wolfe, Thomas. “You Can’t Go Home Again.”
4/5JUL13. Amtrak’s Crescent Line, Atlanta – Long Island
12MAY13. Hillcrest Farmer’s Market, San Diego, CA.