Is your train moving?  

slightly_sexy8 38F
361 posts
10/30/2005 8:14 am

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Is your train moving?

" Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted. "

Those are the beginning lines from Girl, Interrupted.. I haven't even watched the movie, just heard that bit and it stuck with me for some reason.

I don't think I am crazy but I think I have probably confused a bit of my dreams for life sometimes. Is that a bad thing- to enjoy a dream? I guess I am finding out.

Have I ever stolen anything? Yes, and I got caught too! Nothing too big or bad but never again. [Should I say it was an autograph book when I was 13 from a shop? My friend put one in her bag and after seeing her, I did too. Several lessons learned on that particular day.]

Have I ever been blue? I suppose it's the nature of my personality to get blue just a bit...or is it just me being reflective?

And my favourite bit of that paragraph...."Have you ever thought your train moving while sitting still?" What an absolutely fabulous line.

A whole day streches before me. Choices to make on how I spend it. A whole life ahead of me too. A whole life ahead of all of us I suppose. What are we going to do with it?

All aboard that's going aboard!


Painting- Girl Interrupted at her Music by Vermeer

Erik_Bloodaxe 56M

10/31/2005 3:23 am

What is reality? I think dreams and fantasies are as real as "accepted" reality. Perhaps moreso - as our dreams come from inside us. "Accepted reality" is just the way we try to make sense of the world....a device to help us fit in.

janmecir 53M
158 posts
11/3/2005 3:26 am

Hi there
'Girl Interrupted'.....was that with Winona Ryder?....(so many films i want to see but never get round to seeing.....)

I love the whole train analogy (and i think i remember seeing it in another film....where it was quite a pivotal moment)...the'going' but not really getting anywhere other than where you always are.....the want for somewhere to go....and you think that you are....but somehow....somehow....there you are....there I am.... waiting....waiting for the next thing to happen.....and the next thing... is's on that train thats pulling out...which you think you are on....but you're're still on this one...the one you're with....waiting....

Yes, I know this whole scenario seems to be a theme running through all my life......

Hey....great you're posting again.....cus you put out the 'blue' thoughts like this...


redmustang91 57M  
8665 posts
11/7/2005 4:46 am

Girl Interrupted was a good movie with Angelina Jolie too! I like the Lennon line, Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. Enjoy the ride before its over!

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