What did I do today? Well… I can tell you that I was being adventures! First, woke up with a pile of snow in front of our house. P and I were discussing how we should go to work, by train or by car. As we have experienced before that if the snow felt so heavy then the public transportation will get some distraction. So, we decided to take the car but it was a bad decision, we got stuck and for a couple of minutes we couldn’t really do anything!! Nothing!! Really, I mean nothing at all!! Well, after a while and some help by pushing the car, we managed to get back to the garage and park the car and decided to take the train.
First picture was taken on the way to work which was turn out become one long journey. I was there waiting for the train to work for approximately one hour and of course snow caused huge delay in public transportation, as we expected this morning. Couple of people were there and we had a quite long chat about the weather and about how much snow we have in early December. Some neighbours who live in this area for quite sometimes told me that this is never happened before, snow storm in December. Last year they had huge pile of snow but it came on February and without the storm. The time in the information board is always changed, from 10 minutes to 29 and sometimes to 39 minutes. We were in the same situation like when we got stuck in the car, simply can’t do anything!! We were so happy when finally the train was approaching the platform.
What happened next? You will not believe it!! Only 5 more station I will arrive at Central Station, but the train suddenly stop!! The lady who drove the train informed us that there was a broken train in front of our train, so we needed to stop without any time limit. I was panicking! This is the first time I got stuck on the snow storm in the middle of small station. What should I do? Well, I calmed myself by contacting my job place first and let them know where I was and what happened. Then I chat with some good friends to kill the time. Cold was starting to creep inside my wet socks, work pants, gloves and shoes. I had tried to ignore them by continuing chatting and reading the news.
After a couple of hours, we’ve been told that it seemed dead end! No train will continue to Central Station and I decided to wait for a while and hoping that there would be a miracle and there will be train to take me to work. Hours passed by and no train at all for both directions, I was afraid! I don’t want to sleep in this train station with cold feet and hands. But to see so many people with me, made me feel a bit safe! At least I am not alone stranded here! So… my phone was the only tool that I can use to cheer me up.
Nothing happened until afternoon and I called again my work place and inform them what the situation was and they are understood completely. It is kind of relief to know that and it made me feel better and tried to think positive. They told me to go home but another problem arose, there was no train home! So it was a hopeless situation, no work and no home! Again… it was me and some people for a couple of hours of waiting for the train.
At last, the train came when the storm continued blowing snow with strong wind. Everybody rushed to get some seat and to get warm from the chilled outside. How happy I was when the train stop in the station where we lived. I was struggled to walk on about 60-70 cm snow but hey… I can see my house! I can do it!!! The view was beautiful, I can tell you! That’s why I decided to take a couple of pictures despite the snow storm hit me all over my face! No, it won’t stop me to do what I am passionate about. It will not succeed to make me giving up to take my phone and capture those sceneries!
Finally, I’m home! I grab my phone again and tried to take some shoot from inside the house. When I was busy capturing the moment, my mind went away to nature catastrophe in the US lately. I don’t know why… maybe because I could be end up like some of them out there, need to sleep outside, feeling hopeless and nowhere to go and even worst nothing they could do. For that, I am grateful for opportunity to have a place to feel safe and warm in this heavy winter weather.
I learned so many things today while I stranded in that small station. Nature could teach us so many things in many different ways and we have willing to see it with open heart. Take it as lesson in life and remember it especially when we are in our lowest moment. Stay safe and warm friends!!!