Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Train and the Journey ...


Same time, same train, the same faces. Goes up. He is situated next to the door. Watches as every morning, the faces of his fellow travelers and smiles to himself. He is happy. Waits on the same platform every day, is located exactly where the third car is unloading the passengers. Expected. Bajan*. Up. She likes to be the last. He takes her perfume as every morning. Does not know that she has missed two trains to see him.

She
nervously looks at him. Does not know that he has missed two seasons for breathe.


A romantic short story written by Carmen Iglesias Vázquez; a crude translation from Spanish. Translations are not without their problems ... in the last line "Do not know that he has missed two seasons for breathe", it is my understanding that he too has missed two trains to see her and to breathe her perfume.
*Bajan - 'Down'

A special thank you to Mediterranean for introducing me to this lovely story ...♥
Train and Station Free Public Domain Image. 

41 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

That's sweet.

Rahul Bhatia said...

That is really a sweet one:)

dianne said...

Thanks dear J Cosmo , I thought it was sweet too.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks dear Rahul , it really is sweet. :)

xoxoxo ♡

Marty said...

what a lovely story Dianne ! Hope they will live a romantic life !

wish you a wonderful day dear Dianne
bisous

Joop Zand said...

Lovely work and a nice photo...... my compliments Dianne.

Kisses, Joop

Enrique G.A. said...

A charming entrance with a beautiful shot, and an excellent text and commentary.
Greetings. -

Mirthe Duindam said...

So lovely!
Warm greetings, Mirthe

Elia said...

Dianne, a lovely history!!!
I love to travel in train,
its so romantic...

I send you a warm hug from Spain,
and best wishes for you, my Friend!!

besos
eljardindemiduende ^^

Giga said...

Zdjęcie jest świetne, a treść pod nim urocza. Pozdrawiam.( mój piesek już jest w domu po operacji ).*** The picture is great, and the content below it charming. Yours. (My dog is already at home after surgery).

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dienne.tu artículo me recueda a los poetas del siglo pasado,romantisismo,pero ahora la cruda realidad nos hace sonreir.
Un fuerte abrazo

foam said...

How romantic and sweet. I hope they are together now. .. Even if it s just fiction.

Robert Geiss said...

Great picture and story to it.

Please have a good Friday.


daily athens photo

Tiago Braga said...

Hey Dear Friend! Once again an amazing post, very interesting point of view =)

Big Kiss

Leovi said...

Nice story of daily routines and platonic love. Who has not had the same shape? I also have had, and that were, in platonic love that never saw the light.
Besos.

HLiza said...

Everybody loves sweet romance. It brings us away from where we are. Hi Dianne..so long not being here!

Giga said...

Mój piesek ma na imię TUFI i serdecznie dziękuję za troskę o niego. Pozdrawiam.*** My dog's name is TUFI and I thank you for caring about him. Yours.

puerileuwaite said...

I just don't understand why he has not been arrested for multiple thefts of her perfume. Are the laws different in Spain? Geez.

puerileuwaite said...

Also: does he wear a trenchcoat and does he have a relative here in the U.S.? I see a guy on my train who acts similar (stalking passengers), wears a trenchcoat, and slinks away whenever the transit cop is in the vicinity.

dianne said...

Yes Marty dear, it is a lovely story and one would wish for them a happy romantic life.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks dear Joop , yes a lovely story but not mine, just something I wanted to share with you.
Kisses
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Enrique for your lovely comment, I am pleased that you enjoyed this post.
Greetings
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mirthe for your kind words.
Warm greetings, Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Elia , yes a lovely story, I love to travel by train also, it is most enjoyable depending on the destination.
A warm hug from Australia my dear friend!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Drodzy Giga , dziękuję za miłe słowa, jestem bardzo zadowolony, że twój pies jest w domu ze szpitala, to jest dobra wiadomość.
ciepłe pozdrowienia
xoxoxo ♡

Dear Giga , thank you for your kind words, I am so pleased that your dog is home from hospital, that is good news.
Warm greetings
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Juan querido amigo, espero que haya disfrutado de esta breve historia romántica, fue escrita por una hermosa joven española de un concurso y ganó el primer premio.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks Foamy dear, it is romantic and sweet and though it may be fiction I am sure there are many similar experiences that are true and I hope those people are together now. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Robert for visiting and for your comment.

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello dear friend Tiago , thank you for your kind words!

Big Kiss*

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks dear friend Leovi , it is a sweet story and yes this has happened to many of us but sadly nothing has ever developed past this stage of a platonic romance.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hi,HLiza dear, thanks for visiting again, it is so nice to see you here! Yes, we all love some sweet romance and hope that there will be happy endings.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Dziękuję kochanie Giga , Tufi jest słodkie imię. Ja dba o niego, wiem jak bardzo go kocham i on jest słodki piesek, mam nadzieję, trzyma gettings lepiej.
Miłość i najlepsze życzenia dla was obu!
ciepłe pozdrowienia
xoxoxo ♡

Thank you dear Giga , TUFI is such a sweet name. I do care about him, I know how much you love him and he is a sweet little dog, I hope he keeps gettings better.
Love and best wishes to you both!
Warm greetings
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you for stopping by Pugsly my sweet.
I don't believe he was 'stealing' her perfume, he was just breathing in her lovely fragrance, he is in love you see.
I don't think there is a law that would forbid that.
Though, there is a law against the 'trenchcoat' wearing stalking voyeur who slinks away IF the transit police are ever about.
There are plenty of voyeurs on the trains here, one has to be careful and 'voyeurism' has reached new heights. I have a story for you. A young female friend of my son's was travelling on the train at night and this fellow kept taking photos of her face, her legs, up her dress. She insisted that he stop, no transit guards around, he wouldn't, so she snatched his phone from his hand and threw it out of the train window. The transit police got involved at the next station as he got quite aggressive and he was charged with assault. Bravo I say!
xoxoxo ♡

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

these (the poem and photo) are very satisfying!

very nicely done:)

beijinhos!

/t. said...

very romantic

<3

Muriel said...

<3 <3 <3
The traduction is very bad but i can read your words.
Big Kiss Dianne

dianne said...

Thank you dear Betty , yes the story is lovely,I searched for a while to find an image that I thought was sympathetic to the beauty of this story.
Beijinhos!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear /t. , yes it is very romantic and lovely.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Muriel , for your comment...yes there is so much lost in the translation and makes it difficult to understand.
Big Kiss Muriel

xoxoxo ♡

Craftsman of light said...

Is'nt this the first time you opted for prose or perhaps i've been mistaken?

nevertheless the theme is still displayed with certain lyrical sensation to it....and what matters mostly to me is that touches my feelings.
thanks for the sharing!

dianne said...

Dear friend col , I have posted many works of prose here at my blog but this is not my work it is a delightful and romantic short story written by a young woman whose name is Carmen Iglesias Vázquez.
I found it very sweet and touching so I wanted to share it here.
Many hugs
xoxoxo ♡