Thinking Aloud tagged me for a random facts meme. I thought about it for a while and then decided to dust off this old chestnut and use it again. It actually still fits nicely.
The instructions tell me to tag others but, oh heck, you know me, just jump in and have some fun. Then let me know so I can read YOUR random and weird facts.
Ret recently sent a tag along to me that I thought was really interesting. The tag asks for an explanation of why/how I chose the name of my blog. I am to then ask two other people to explain as well. So here is my explanation - short and sweet:
I traveled across country several times via train when I was young. I think I was 12 the last time I road the rails. It was Santa Fe all the way. Back then kids were given a measure of freedom that no sane parent would allow today. I would spend hours alone in the dome car watching the landscape pass. It was, in a word, mesmerizing.
I remember thinking that the train seemed to be going so slowly. The world went by at a leisurely pace and I always felt I had enough time to enjoy the details of went before me. This image of a slow moving train has always stuck with me and somewhere along the line I imagined that someday I would write, short stories, vignettes, memories, etc. of my life and wrap them all up in a journal(s) called Scenes from a Slow-Moving Train.
That this actually happened, albeit, as a blog, is still a source of surprise for me. But in March of 2006 inspiration in the form of a friend's blog and then my introduction to the world of blogging has brought me to this day 21 months later still going strong yet immeasurably changed and all because I actually started writing MY scenes from my slow-moving train.
For this tag, I WILL select two to pass the question along to. I'm curious. So - what was the inspiration for YOUR blog name?