TT3-Day 18 | 03/31/18
Location: Chicago, IL to Lincoln, NE
Mood: Mix of excitement and frustration
Weather: Partly Sunny | various ~30s °F (outside)
(Windy in Chicago. Some snow along train route)
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It begins. The second leg of my annual Translation Tour III. Chicago to San Francisco.
The feelings of connection to “all that is” have returned. Maybe there’s allowance in the discovery that this bond is stronger, palpable, when I’m alone. I feel everything; the people walking along the streets and within the Great Hall of Chicago’s Union Station, the energy blowing by as the physical world moves around me. My senses are animated by the smells of donuts, burgers, popcorn, and perfumes of all sorts, with the majestic sights inside the construct of the train station and beyond… to the cityscapes in wait, from the sounds of thousands of voices merged into a single song, like crickets chirping in unison, train whistles, speaker announcements, bags and vehicles rolling through the terminal, so many sounds…, and with the feel of energy against my skin, the texture of cloth in hand as I grip my suitcase, backpack, and computer bag. I am content in every moment; my mind spry with thought… with no thought. I am acutely aware, and so very alive!
Priority boarding for Amtrak’s Zephyr train #5 began at about 1:30 pm. Those in sleepers (rooms) hit the platform first, followed by those in coach. I counted ten cars plus the engine. Eleven in all. Eleven! Of course – the number of illumination, of insight, intuition and, of course, translation. With ten in tow, the Zephyr’s cab was pulling (from front to back) 6 coach cars, 1 observation gallery, a dining car, and 2 sleepers.
We have not been speaking with you, we have held back for the only reason to watch you. This is a dream that is speaking with us. 12/16/16 Oliver Your dreams are speaking with us.We have not been speaking with you, we have held back for the only reason to watch you. This is a dream that is speaking with us. 12/16/16 Oliver Your dreams are speaking with us.We have not been speaking with you, we have held back for the only reason to watch you. This is a dream that is speaking with us. 12/16/16 Oliver Your dreams are speaking with us.
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JOIN THE TOUR…
— Walk with me as I share a tour of the Business Center of the Central Loop Hotel/a> (runs 6:41).
— See my room (#433) at the Central Loop Hotel, including a cat-walk-styled review of my clown jeans (runs 5:20).
FOR UP TO THE MINUTE PHOTOS, EVENTS (in SF), AND MORE AS I TRAVEL CROSS-COUNTRY BY TRAIN
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