Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Coffee Time

I met a friend for coffee this morning.
Well, that's not quite true.
She had a berry smoothie and I had water.
But it felt like coffee time.

It had been awhile since I'd seen her.
Sure, we often text or chat on the phone,
but nothing beats looking each other in the eye and having
a good visit!
We both appreciated that our schedules allowed us to have this time to share.

We gabbed about hunting season,
the upcoming holiday plans, in-laws, families and our kids.
I loved her scarf and the way she tied it.
She noticed I'd had a hair cut since my last blog. ;)

At a few tables next to us,
sat a group of men, obviously partaking in their coffee time.
I'm pretty sure they were retired boys,
reading the newspaper and chatting away.
Made me miss my Dad and Grandpa.
Life just isn't the same without an older man in my life.

Over by the door sat another group of retired folks.
This time it was men and women together.
I'm guessing they were all couples.
They chatted and laughed over their java.
It was good to take in their reverie.

Next came the group of middle aged guys.
They were looking for more than just coffee.
I'm confident they were on a break from their jobs
and delighted in watching them partake in a hot breakfast.

Coffee is a funny thing.
It brings people that love coffee together.
People that don't like coffee make coffee dates.
It bridges the gap between young and old.
It unites friends that don't often see each other.

I haven't been able to drink coffee for years.
I used to think I missed it.
But now I know.
  It's the comradity that I miss, not the coffee.
On that note, I am reclaiming coffee times, sans the coffee.
It's good for the soul!


Kayla said...

One of the things I miss the most from Minnesota is "Sister Coffee". We actually do all drink coffee, so 99% of the time we actually did drink coffee - but, like you said, what I really miss is the talking, tears and laughter shared the most. But even my family knows that know matter what we actually "do" - I still miss my "Sister Coffees"!

Kandi said...

I know what you mean, Jill...it's getting together and visiting that I love. But I must admit, I love the coffee, too! :)

Anonymous said...

oh how i would love to have face to face coffee times with you, my friend!