The train started and stopped, but did not depart until 12:40 p.m. I thought to myself about the "five minute rule", by which trains should never block a roadway for more than five minutes. Other motorists began putting their cars in reverse, and turning around. I thought about calling the Railroad Commission, which I believe regulates all sorts of things in Texas, but I am not sure that railroads are among the things that the Railroad Commisison regulates. The phone number said it was disconnected. The train pulled away just as I was on hold on the "non-emergency" line of the Garland police.
I did a stickfigure animation called "Hope". Hope, it turns out, is a man throwing a ball for a dog. The dog catches the ball in mid-air the first time, but cannot hold on and falls to earth. The second time the dog cannot hold onto the ball.
Hope is when the man throws the ball for the third time. That's also faith. That's also love.