General: Opportunity or choices in life; your life direction if on train – or the direction the events in life are taking you. Carriages: The compartments of our life. Leaving someone behind or being left behind: Feelings about loss of spouse; or break-up of relationship; being left. Lines or tracks: A communal or generally accepted direction; habitual pathways of thought or action; rigidly fixed to certain attitudes or way of life; inflexibility. Missing the train: feeling left out of opportunity; sense of inadequacy; held back by ones own hesitations; hidden desire to avoid change or to make ones individual journey. Railway station: Moving toward something new; changing scenes – i.e. from family to work environment; leaving something behind – a relationship, ones youth; ones ability to change; effort to get somewhere in life or experience something new; parting. The train journey: The aspect of our journey through life which has connections with other people and has a predetermined end, limiting our individual will, and passing through certain stages; journey into self awareness; can refer to ageing and death – especially where there is a feeling of ‘departing’ or ‘time of departure’; the train of thought or experiences which carry us through life. Train engine: The energy which takes us through life; libido. Idioms: Go off the rails; lose track of something; make tracks for; on somebody’s track. See: airport; ticket.