I don't know if any of you frequently visit Starbucks, but I may be slightly addicted. I love a good cup of coffee and yes, there are days I drink one too many lattes! Usually, I am in and out with coffee in hand.
Today, I came to sit and get my thoughts from my head to paper. I look around and wonder how are these folks sitting here with laptops and headphones typing away? The jazz music is coming through the speakers and there is a buzz of conversation filling the room. I hear folks ordering non-fat lattes, some with coffee names longer than the alphabet. I hear orders that have no fat, no milk, no sugar....it sounds like a mystery in a cup! I see men in business suits concentrating hard on their computer screens; I see ladies in yoga pants working diligently. I even see doctors in scrubs with their laptops and headphones working away.
Here I sit, watching everyone while searching for my same drive to concentrate; to block out the music, the conversation, the distractions. I wonder do these folks come here often? Do they work? Are they trying to write like me? It's an interesting crowd. I could sit people watching being content and entertained. Then I think about my goal and why I came here today. I'm supposed to be working. I'm snapped back into reality and begin typing away. Before I know it, it's way past the time I allotted myself to be here. I quickly pack up, run in the pouring rain to my car. I have twenty minutes to get my youngest from preschool. It was an interesting day. I may not have written as much as I hoped. There are so many kinds of interesting people; so many kinds that all look busy while sitting there with their computers. This may seem odd, but it makes me giggle thinking about it.
Wherever your day took you; wherever your head wandered...I hope that you were able to be productive. I'm not sure if I will make a habit of writing in a public place. We'll see. For today, I enjoyed it and I was able to observe some folks that made me laugh, some that intrigued me and some that made me say, "Huh?"
Fill your paper with breathings from your heart ~ William Wordsworth