‘night train to sapa ’

Thank you, Emily. I really had fun with this collaboration.

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I received Emily’s photograph September 28nd 2013. Having followed her blog, from the beginning, I had often thought what would I do if I were asked to put together a piece for this collaboration.

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Emily invited me to participate and I was sent the photograph to interpret from my point of view. My first thought was, I’m looking at a full moon at night viewed from a moving train. The image reminded me of an overnight trip on a local train from Hanoi to Sapa in Northern Vietnam. I lay on a steel plank on the bottom bunk. I shared the compartment with five other people.  It was dark. Flashes of light came in through the window. Metal against metal screeched. Strange smells, sights and sounds of humans asleep came at me for what turned out to be a long nightmarish night. I kept my mind occupied by writing a poem…

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4 thoughts on “‘night train to sapa ’

    • It really was a fun project. it might be hard to pin you down. Where would they send the photograph? I don’t comment all the time but I do keep up with your blog of thoughts drawings, all around journal of a traveling life! One of my favorites was the big painting you did on the wall outside in Japan. You are making friends around the world.what an extraordinary experience.

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