My plan this week is to write in some of the cafes that I’ve discovered over the years. This isn’t some farewell tour but part of my plan to stay in the moment.
Today I’m at the Fellrinelli bookstore’s RED café, looking at the surroundings with ‘new’ eyes. Hmm, to begin with, everything seems bright, which may have to do with my recent cataract surgery. But more than physically new, new means really looking and observing and taking what I see into my mind and then into my heart.
For example, two couples are enjoying coffee and conversation together. One man is looking intently at the woman talking; the other is looking around the café but then returns to the conversation.
This is NOT a music story; it is a book store; Reading is visual. So much for my new eyes to take in--attractive displays of books for young children, more cookbooks than you need, but we all know the joy of a new one. And then there is the ceiling, purposely unfinished, a contrast to the lively, colorful, dynamic café.
Why do I even consider posting this little personal experience of trying out my ‘new’ eyes? Granted, it’s not particularly interesting or memorable. I do so with the hope that it will open up some new way of seeing for you while also helping me remember to keep my eyes open. The good news is that blogs are freely offered, freely received. A captive audience is not part of blog language.
The good news: the problem posting photos resolved itself.