I am writing this blog at a heavenly aircon cafe…. after yesterday’s 42°c I think it is just what the Doctor ordered.I can slip my chai latte in peace and quiet, and let myself drift away…people watching.
Chai latte’s are my all time favourite coffee, it is so rich with spices, it kinda warms you up from the inside out. It’s kinda like having a tea and coffee all in one.
I watch people walk on by the cafe, and I find myself making up little stories up about these complete strangers to me. I wonder what kind of house they have ? Do they have a love of their life ? Are they broken in anyway ? ( I mean emotionally) Do they have any pets or children ? I guess you could say that I am a pretty nosy person at heart. Yes I don’t deny it.
Have you ever wondered about somebody’s story/life ?
I find myself more creative when in a coffee shop, there are so many things going on, so many noises and chatter of people talking. It has rather a lovely ambience to it, people are happy in them, seeing old friends or family. Although there are people sitting alone, some may be unhappy, but other may be looking for a little solitude, they all fascinate me. I guess people in general fascinate me, I like to study them see where they are coming from.
Having a chai latte is also time for me to reflect and get my head into order you might say. I can sit and simply enjoy the drink, no rushing off or doing anything else really. I guard my “me” time moments quite jealously because I need them to recharge and reboot, sometimes being me is hard. People see me cheerful and smiling, but sometimes the smile falls and all I want to do is curl up in a ball and shut out the world. I feel sometimes I am too sensitive to others, and pick up too much of their negative baggage and energy and that drains and exhausts me. Then I need time to be alone and simply shut down everything, I guess I act like an extrovert then other times I feel like an introvert. Many people don’t see the real me, but hey that is probably too deep for this blog post.
Anyway off to enjoy a little bit of journaling and my chai latte….