Today is my day off. I have a lot of things that I should be doing. My dog needs a bath, my laundry is piled up (both the dirty and the clean that has yet to be folded, let alone put away), and I need to clean the apartment.
With this list, why am I sitting at Starbucks having an iced coffee?
I originally stopped by to drop off an invitation to one of the baristas. But it’s my day off and the only thing waiting at home is my unfinished (unstarted!) chore list, so I decided to sit, relax, and maybe do a little writing.
It’s been a long time since I have written anything of substance. In all honesty, I kind of thought that I might have forgotten how. Turns out, it’s a lot like riding a bike. You might have a bit of a shaky start, but you never really forget.
So here I sit.
For those who know me, it will come as no great surprise that I like to talk. I talk to everyone. It doesn’t matter if I know them or not. As they say, a stranger is just a friend you don’t know, right? So as I sit, I am chatting with the baristas about life, apps for the iPad, work, you know…stuff.
One of the baristas introduced me to Molly, another iced coffee lover who was sitting in the cafe, studying for the GRE. A friend I don’t know. Turns out that we work in the same industry and we have at least one mutual friend.
A side note here to say that friend might be too strong of a word, really. The guy we know is a customer at this Starbucks and someone I met a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Jason is his name and maybe someday I will write more about him and the incredibly small world in which we live. But for now, I was just struck that someone I met in KC and hadn’t thought about in years, is here in the Little Apple.
Life is a circle and we are all connected in some way. It’s these connections that make life interesting. It’s about exploring them, building them, and sometimes breaking them.
Life is interesting and it really is a small world after all.
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Great piece Finn, it is already seeming as though you were cut out for this. BA
This entry is so true. I recently wrote about a friend of mine bringing a few of us together from different worlds and meeting over dinner. Turned out we all had some sort of connection and now I can call these awesome women my friends. The world really is small and at times makes life exciting! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks for visiting. Life really is all about connections.
so true not good with friends really as aspergic but the ones i have r pretty good it is good to have a mixture of old and new friends as old friends can share old memories with new ones can make new ones
Thank you for sharing! Friends are so amazingly important!
I have NEVER packed up my laptop and had coffee at anyplace that had wireless. I may just have to do that soon….
I definitely spend a lot of time there! It’s a good place to read, write, and do a little people watching!