Life. Death. And many things in between.
Fret not, my dear; he'll be back at the weekend.
Though 'Leaving on a big train' doesn't pack quite the same emotional punch, I suppose.
"Leaving on a Thalys"?Though "jetplane" is a really ugly word, too.
I'm not rising to this one.
I rather like Thalys trains. Their sandwiches beat the living daylights out of any you can get on a British Train.
I'm not sure what any of Peter, Paul, or Mary add to this performance.