Buses

One of the cool things about being on the road is that you generally pay a bit more attention to the people around you.  Especially if you are spending most of your time alone.

This trip has been particularly ripe with characters – interesting folks that pop into my world for a bus ride, a coffee, a meal, or just a sentence or two – and then they are gone.

A few days ago, I was sitting on a bench waiting for my bus at the Rideau Centre.  An elderly woman walked over carefully, deliberately, and sat down right beside me.  We watched 3 buses pull up together, empty, reload and wait for the light to turn green. Then all together they pulled away.

The woman turned to me and said:


"The buses all come at once


like a funeral procession.


Then, they all leave at once.


I wait for the next funeral."


Then she stood up and walked back to the bus shelter.

One thought on “Buses

  • August 13, 2006 at 2:23 pm
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    “I wait for the next funeral.” – travelling can be an interesting experience, I know something about it 🙂

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