Sunday, June 20, 2004
Amtrak is slow, but that's one of the things I like about it. When you're on a train you know you're going to be there for awhile and that gives you the freedom to not be in a hurry about anything. Plus, sometimes you meet interesting people. On the train down I talked to a grief counselor from Houston for about four hours. The conversation was wide ranging, but mostly it was about understanding the American reaction to the September 11 attacks as a kind of grief. He was a pretty staunch Republican, but I felt like we were both able to learn from the exchange.