What do trains help you to care about?
For what it’s worth, here’s my answer: trains help me remember times and events that are meaningful. Memories that I can only revisit in my mind.
Trains help me express a level of creativity in ways that other mediums don’t. Trains provide a theme and purpose for exploring what craftsmanship is to me and a way to view the work through an artistic lens rather than a technique or product driven one.
Trains help me understand that I have something to say and a distinct voice with which to say it.
You don’t have to understand, like or agree with any of this and I’m not on a crusade to convert anyone to my way of thinking. I’m gratified when others add to the conversation but I write about these things because I enjoy writing about them and, if I have anything to offer at all, it’s simply a different point of view.
So, ponder this week: what do trains help you care about? Maybe blog about it on your own or you’re welcome to comment here. Thanks for reading.