The Train to Minot
January 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
This post comes about a year late. I watched a few episodes of Dexter tonight and I’m afraid to go to sleep just yet, for fear of bad dreams. I thought I’d rummage through old writing notebooks and I came across a short essay. I wrote it a year ago, but had been thinking about it for six months before that. During the summer of 2009, I took a travel writing class at the Loft. I told my class I was taking the Empire Builder to visit my sister and her family and immediately they decided I must write a travel essay about the experience and title it: The Train to Minot. Well, here is the long-awaited (by a scant few) essay.
I woke up and saw white. No sky, no ground, no horizon to give a sense of depth. Just white for as far as the eye could see. I’m on the train to Minot.