This week's prompt for Illustration Friday is "Train". Train is one of those words that has many meanings.
It can be a noun, as in a succession of railroad cars or a part of a gown dragging on the ground. It can be a verb as in teaching or coaching or preparing...
All those choices left me behind, so I drew none of them. I drew a caboose.
When I was a kid, I'd get excited to watch the trains move through town. My hometown was a coal mining town (there's more to life than sex change operations), so coal trains moved through quite frequently. We'd never know how many cars there would be, or if the train would come to a stop while we watched. One thing we knew, however, was that the caboose signaled the end.
Cabooses (Cabeese??) provided shelter for the train crew and used to be required. Now, they are quite rare. As a mom of boys, I have been to many many a train museum, and I always enjoyed climbing around the old caboose displays the best. They just seemed so cozy and restful compared to the rest of the old freight trains.
So, always a fan of the behind, I do a caboose.