Thursday, July 15, 2010

Morning joy: Yesterday, walking to the coffee shop, I pass under an evergreen. Leftover raindrops hang from pine needles and hedge leaves, tiny mirror balls glinting in the sun.
    The visit to the coffee shop was more than a momentary joy. For years, a group of moms has been meeting at Keswick Coffee on the first and last days of school. The last-day-of-school gathering didn’t quite come together this year, and one friend decided she didn’t want to wait until September, suggesting a Bastille Day celebration instead. Bonne idee! (Thank you, web translator.)
    We commandeered two tables and five chairs on the sidewalk outside the shop. The circle shifted through the morning: As one left for work, another came to take her place. Coffee, tea and conversation flowed.
     The perfect way to start the day.

1 comment:

  1. It was the perfect way to start the day. Good thing NPR remembered it was Bastille Day -- or I wouldn't have made it.