Music re-inspires me to keep going every three or four minutes and today was no exception. My playlist is an eclectic mix of my sons' solos over the years (my favorites), classical chorus, and rock, albeit mostly songs that are at least twenty years old. It's also not the most heart-pumping music in the world but that's okay. I'm not setting any pace records; let's just say it works for me.
So when Peace Train started, I had this little movie play out in my head:
Scene: Lincoln Memorial.
Just two miles away: The Capitol Building.
Imagine that this is the setting for shortest train ride on the planet.
Driving the train, Pennsylvania's own Charlie Dent, along with Wisconsin Representative Ron Kind. Along with them, the car carries a few dozen representatives from both sides of the tracks, who see the train heading in the right direction and are making the trip.
As it moves along its very short route to the Capitol, everyone already riding the train reaches out a hand to the legislators lining the route, encouraging them to hop aboard.
Behind the senators and representatives, the rest of the country stands and cheers everytime one of them joins the train.
Why must we go on hating?
Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again.
I'd be there, cheering collaboration, cooperation and compromise, I swear I would be. Unfortunately, I doubt there would be many officials just waiting for a chance to hop on board.