After teaching both Saturday and Sunday, it was my turn for a weekend. Yesterday afternoon, I went out for a restful walk. The sun was out- startlingly bright after several cloudy days of rain. It made this pumpkin stand glow almost neon. Happy Halloween!
My destination was to a cafe to have a treat and sketch. I headed to the Ballard neighborhood. Seattle's reputation for coffee and coffee houses is well laced with truth. The coffee house I wanted to go to had closed, but across the street there are three others, all in a row, each doing a brisk business.
Notes from my journal: "Sitting on this high bench, escaping for awhile. Letting time wash over me. Coffee/Tea a timeless respite from the "to do" list. Flashes of autumn sunshine, people coming in, people leaving...a quick coffee break, a pause, a breath between sentences. Letting the noise wash over me. Laughter, music, tamping of espresso, hissing of the steamer, voices rumbling into eachother weaving a specific melody."
May you find a bit of peace today to take a deep breath and relax into the moment.