Life On The Train...


Mona 19
by Mona 19

A while back, I read a very interesting book that compared life to a train ride or a series of train rides.

Life is like a train ride, it read. We get on. We ride. We get off. We get back on and ride some more. There are accidents and there are delays. At certain stops there are surprises. Some of these will translate into great moments of joy; some will result in profound sorrow.

When we are born and we first board the train, we meet people whom we think will be with us for the entire journey, those people are our parents! Sadly, this is far from truth.

Our parents are with us for as long as we absolutely need them. They too have journeys they must complete. We live on with the memories of their Love, Affection, Friendship, Guidance and their ever presence.
There are others who board the train and who eventually become very important to us, in turn. These people are our brothers, sisters, friends and acquaintances, whom we will learn to love, and cherish.Some people consider their journey like a jaunty tour. They will just go merrily along.

Others, will encounter many upsets, tears, loses on their journey. Others still, will linger on to offer a helping hand to any one in need. Some people on the train will leave an everlasting impression when they get off… Some will get on and get off the train so quickly, they will scarcely; leave a sign that they ever traveled along with you or ever crossed your path…

We will sometimes be upset that some passengers, whom we love, will choose to sit in another compartment and leave us to travel on our own.
Then again, there’s NOTHING that say we can’t seek them out any way.

Nevertheless, once sought and found, we may not even be able to sit next to them because that seat will already be taken. That’s key…everyone’s journey will be filed with hopes, dreams, challenges, setbacks and goodbyes. We MUST strive to make the best of it …no matter what…

We must constantly strive to understand our travel companions and look for the BEST IN EVERY ONE.

Remember that at any moments during our journey, any one of our travel companions can have a weak moment and be in need of our help. We too may vacillate or hesitate, even trip…Hopefully we can count on someone being there to be supportive and understanding…

The bigger mystery of our journey is that we don’t know WHEN our last stop will come. Neither do we know WHEN our travel companions will make their last stop. Not even those sitting in the seat next to us.

Personally, I know I’ll be sad to make my final stop… I’m sure of it!

My separation from all those friends and acquaintances I made during the train ride will be painful. Leaving all those I’m close to will be a sad thing. But then again, I’m certain that one day I’ll get to the main station only to meet up with every one else. They’ll all be carrying their baggage… most of which they didn’t have when they first got on this train.

I’ll be glad to see them again. I’ll also be glad to have contributed to their baggage… and to have enriched their lives, just as much as they will have contributed to my baggage and enriched my life. We’re all on this train ride together. Above all, we should all try to strive to make the ride as pleasant and memorable as we can, right up until we each make the final stop and leave the train for the last time.

All aboard ! Safe Jurney ! Bon Voyage!!

Wishing all of YOU the BEST :)



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IRANdokht Jan...

by Mona 19 on

...I always appreciate your Kind and thoughtful words...I'm glad You had a great weekend...and wishing you a Wonderful week ahead of you... If You find the song (Assar) you are more than welcome to post it here ;)

I'm still going back to your last blog to listen to the songs and Nadia added couple more wonderful links :))))

Best,Mona ;)

P.S.I don't know what happened to the video clip...but that's ok here is the link. :)))


Mona 19

Dear Shaer...

by Mona 19 on

Thank You,and Keep Inspiring us with your Beautiful Poems.

Regards,Mona :)


Thanks Mona jan

by IRANdokht on

That is a great way to look at the journey of life. It does take the unnecessary fears and anxiety away, and gives a fresh perspective about everything that happens to and around us.

I couldn't help but think of Assar's song: man mikham piyadeh-sham...  it follows the same idea that you presented here and speaks of when one's frustration and helplessness peaks.

Lets hope we enjoy the ride to the fullest, who knows what happens after we get to our stop.

I already started a very good weekend, the best in years and I wish everyone peace and love too.

Another good blog from our nicest Mona joon




Dear Mona

by Shaer on

Very Sweet .. :)

Mona 19


by Mona 19 on

You're very welcome, and Thank You for your kind words.

Regards,Mona :)


Thank you.

by Feshangi on

Very beautiful, touching, and thought provoking. Thank you for sharing.