Daily Prompt: Restart
You think it is not possible, because your mind has crowded out the possibilities.
How familiar have you grown to the familiar, the known?
Deeply etched tracks threaten to derail you.
Your engines are failing as the station ahead signals ‘Burnout’ and ‘Breakdown’.
As you hurtle past, a helpless commuter of your own life, weary, older than your frown, you catch the glimpse of an enthusiastic wave from the little hand of one transfixed, mesmerised, inspired, standing at the station platform.
Sunlight flashes in your eyes, a spark, a memory, of the familiar, the seen before
The scene before.
Who was that curious soul, young, knowing, familiar, unknown.
Was it, Is it YOU?
A sudden halt,
The threatening shudder
Yet, in the blink of an eye,
The train rewinds,
The child at the station, inspired,
Redirects the tracks,
Points you in the direction of new thoughts,
The train slips onto new tracks,
You are the driver and not the passenger
Of your life.
A sharp inhale, anticipation of the adventure,
You put your hand to the control,
Look up into the bright cloudless sky,
Put your Trust and Hope in that which is Greater,
Far Greater than those old, lost forgotten thoughts,
You envisage your destination,
And begin life!