"You woo me, you court me, you tease me, you please me
You school me, give me some things to think about
Ignite me, you invite me, you co-write me, you love me, you like me
You incite me to chorus
-Jill Scott, HE LOVES ME
"Every thought is a dream, rushing by in a stream,
Bringing life to our kingdom of doing
Take a ride in the sky, on our ship fantasii
All your dreams will come true, miles away
Our voices will ring together until the twelfth of never,
We all, will live forever, as one
-Earth, Wind and Fire, "FANTASY"
"I'm your boogie man that's what I am
I'm here to do whatever I can
Be it early mornin' late afternoon
Or at midnight it's never too soon
-KC & The Sunshine Band, I'm Your Boogie Man
Florence's JULIA CINEMAS get a facelift
Hi CHARLES PEARSON,
We wanted to let you know that train #0098, scheduled to depart Florence, South Carolina on Wednesday, July 31st, has been delayed. The estimated arrival time is now 11:58pm...
"Building your dream
Has to start now
There's no other road to take
You won't make a mistake
I'll be guiding you
You have to believe we are magic
Nothing can stand in our way
-Olivia Newton John, MAGIC
Amtrak is a beautiful experience no matter where you're heading. But after Florence, the internet goes out somewhere between Florence and Fayetteville in the darkest Carolina wood. The most beautiful town with its Main Street lit up was Lumberton we flew past before the black wood returns and one tired traveler en route to Albany having had enough of his stay of the South and Savannah is snoring when I fall into a deep sleep comforted by the echo of a train whistle and the train racing with a gentle rock along rails.
In Fayetteville, I finally had something to drink after mentioning my thirst and dismay that the cafe to buy water was closed. The woman sitting by me in seat 43 pulled out a pineapple juice from her bag and offered it to help ease my thirst. That was very kind of her because I needed it. She was traveling from Charlotte to her home in Boston where her mother and sister still reside. I didn't think I would like her at first because she took up so much space being a big woman with thunderous thighs, but I ended up liking her a lot after we chatted about so many things we had in common.
At 3:00 a.m. I woke up as I usually do at 3am and I thought about Caleb and April and Draper and Swifty (my fish) back in my apartment. I missed them terribly that moment but figured my neighbor, who calls them her nephews and nieces, would take good care of them while I was away as I watched a woman in the row ahead of me tear into a piece of chicken thigh in the hungriest way I have ever seen...
"Why don't you stay and let me make it up to you
-Linda Ronstadt, HURT SO BAD
late night shoppers
"Suddenly I don't need the answers
'Cause I, I'm ready to take all my chances with you
-Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richards
Maybe a great magnet pulls
All souls towards truth
Or maybe it is life itself
That feeds wisdom
To its youth
We finally got a piece of the pie.
Fish don't fry in the kitchen;
Beans don't burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin'
Just to get up that hill.
-Ja'Net DuBois, Theme from THE JEFFERSONS