Wednesday, February 17, 2010
"365 Project" - Day 48 - "Cigarette Break"
Feb. 17, 2010 - "Cigarette Break"
Ahh... the Holiday Diner!
When I think of specific places which have played a large role in my life - only a few really jump out at me. Seattle Espresso... Slopey Rock... the Holiday Diner.
There was a time when I was here every day.
And there was a time - right after it was sold - that I refused to come here at all. But I couldn't stay away for long.
I've had "first dates" here...
... and "last dates" too.
I've spent countless hours here writing in journals while drinking gallons of coffee.
Holly and I first told people of our engagement, here.
My daughter spoke her first words here.
Good friends have been met here.
And tonight - I find myself here again... awaiting the arrival of two of my best friends - for a group dinner...
... and as I wait I snap photos of the quiet of the diner.
Holly doing a crossword puzzle...
My daughter doing her math homework...
My son reading a book about the ocean...
The waitress delivering coffee...
A man outside the window, taking a cigarette break.
I look around at all that surrounds me... and think of all that this place has seen... all that I have shown it.
And I smile... and gulp down yet another cup of coffee.
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