Outside a Coffee Shop
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
A motorcycle buzzes, a car, blaring, rolls by. The waiter dances for a moment, enjoying the sounds, smiling in his bliss. And it is peaceful. A light breeze on a warm summer day. Each sip of coffee pumps my blood a little more, the heat a bit unbearable, the wind my salvation. I enjoy sitting out here, watching the people pass. A rack of bikes to my left, telling me that the people here appreciate being outside. I see couples walk, singles alone, and groups of friends. Some exuberant, others only satisfied, but none somber. There’s peace here, I can feel it in every breath. The sounds of cars and mopeds, the reeling of a bike wheel, a call, a laugh, footsteps on stone.. A baby is pushed by me, feet kicking, smile wide on his face, that happiness of a child can bring happiness to anyone. Today is good, I have no doubt.