Blues is playing in the background.
The smooth jazzy music enveloping me.
The internet does not work at my apartment and my neighbor is not there to reset the router.
So I am sitting here at the smallest table hidden in the corner.
You know how-
This lady is talking about a minnow shot.
An actual MINNOW in her patron...
Like a fish...
And she swallowed it...
With the shot....
I am putting in my own earbuds.
With my own music because...
Back to what I was writing.
What WAS I writing?!
You know how some mornings you wake up...
And you are not crabby persay... but you are like...
Not your usual peppy self?
And your brain is swirling.
And you don't want to seem moody because by golly it is a BEAUTIFUL DAY?!
And you do everything you can to change your mood?
And while it works in a way.. deep down that "grrr-ness" is still there?
If you are feeling that way today.
It's not just you!
One thing I love to do when I am like this...
Is people watch.
People are weird... (minnow lady)
But also wonderful.
Especially coffee drinkers.
I love how everyone congregates where the drinks are given.
As if standing there makes the drinks arrive faster.
It's like a watering hole in the wild.
Instead of sitting and waiting,
so many people stand there and wait and watch.
And THAT is when people can be so cool!
People waiting tend to talk to others. They find those amazing and silly little connections and just... bond.
Whether it be about coffee..
An article of clothing.
Finding out that similar jobs are held.
They are civil to these people they have never met before!
And yet in the news all you hear is about how awful people are.
How people are so hateful.
I have yet to see any hatefullness.
No one has yelled at someone for being different.
No one has started a fight.
No one has belittled another.
Maybe Starbucks is magical.
Maybe coffee itself is magical.
People are sitting outside laughing and talking.
Hiding under the shade of the umbrellas.
The baristas are having a grand ole time.
One is doing a Jersey accent just because he can.
They are doing an elaborate dance.
Swirling around each other.
Ducking under reaching arms.
And older couple walked in hand-in-hand.
It's kinda like when Zac and I were at the Jazz concert.
In front of us were two guys, in front of them were two women, in front of THEM were two guys, and in front of that group of guys were two women.
(LIKE A PATTERN!!!!!)
Well in the that farthest row of women, one of the women had her hand reached back onto her man's knee.
And even Zac was all, "It was nice to see.. It's not just... you know..."
And it is.
People are magical.
Yesterday I met a retired science teacher.
I was in line at a fast food chain. I just wanted a small something and then I was going to study for a test.
Well there was this older gentleman in front of me and we started talking. He asked what my book was. So I explained that I am a middle school science teacher.
Found out he used to teach science as well.
He shared some FANTASTIC ideas.
It's so funny how people bond.
I have found that teachers bond so much.
Perhaps that is because I am a teacher and I tend to bond with other teachers...
No one understands a teacher like another teacher.
Just like you probably bond with people who work the same line as you.
To see the little bits of magic in the world.
I am going to log off now.
Because you have read a lot.
Have a wonderful day full of magic and blessings.
You all are wonderful.