to come and go

every now and then, i deviate from my morning rituals (which themselves aren't at all consistent) so i can witness how the day might unfold from a different angle. so, this early sunday morning, i am here with the coffee crowd (at that ubiquitous, well-branded chain we all know and love), tucked into the southeast corner of the shop, flanked by floor-length windows on one side, and on the other, fidgety college students preparing for final exams.

in the company of my laptop, and brother, i'm dying (edwidge danticat), i am especially grateful to be in a place and time that allow me the freedom to move about as i please.


Carleen Brice said...

i enjoy supporting locally owned businesses, but i have found that there is something soothing about the anonymity of the chain, especially when i'm writing.

iyan and egusi soup: said...

yes carleen, i know what you mean.

Cakespy said...

I enjoyed this post--sometimes I have found that just slightly mixing up the morning rituals--ie, getting coffee somewhere new, walking a different way to work, can really help you feel at peace and make you remember yourself. I've been enjoying reading through your blog, you're a very engaging writer!

iyan and egusi soup: said...

hello cakespy,

thank you for visiting my blog, and for your lovely note. i so agree about mixing things up a bit.

"...can really help you feel at peace and make you remember yourself."

beautifully said.