In beautiful free verse, a child ponders the very familiar and what might lie beyond.
Every morning, in a little house in a little town in the middle of a big place, a girl waits by the window for a train to go by. And every morning, as the train rushes and rumbles past her window, the girl waves to the engineer and the engineer waves back—his wave and her wave together make a home in her heart. The girl is curious about the engineer, about where he came from and where he goes. And this makes her wonder if she might go away, too, some day. A warm, lyrical story about a connection between strangers, and about growing up and making one's way in the world.