A Peaceful Place

“Do you wish a ticket to go away and come back or do you wish a ticket to go away and never come back?” the ticket agent asked wiping sleep out of his eyes.

“We wish a ticket to ride where the railroad tracks run off into the sky and never come back—send us far as the railroad rails go and then forty ways farther yet,” was the reply of Gimme the Ax.

Rootabaga Stories, Part One (Odyssey Classic) by Carl Sandburg, Maud Petersham, and Mishka Petersham


As I walked around the grounds of Carl Sandburg’s home, through the misty morning rain, I had a burning desire to grab my journal and favorite pen and start writing.  I can only imagine which spot was Carl Sandburg’s favorite spot to write when he had to get out of the house. 

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  1. 1

    It’s a perfect quote for the weekend…
    And that calming place could really ignite your
    the creativity.

  2. 2

    Nice post! I’d love to visit too. 🙂

  3. 3

    What a lovely post with inspirational comments. Must get writing!

  4. 4

    it is gorgeous!!

  5. 5

    Lovely. Thank you.

  6. 6

    Wow…I always associate Carl Sandburg with Chicago…but it was fun to catch this glimpse of his N. Carolina home!

    • 7

      The grounds were beautiful. I will do a more in depth post later on! Thanks for your comments!