At The Coffee Shop…..
A collection of observations from Debbie Broadway [Debbie Broadway Art Studio.
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He started his days as an Instructor of some sort many years ago. I know this due to witnessing numerous occasions I have seen him take out papers to enter whatever it was on line. Now he is in that interim period of yesterday and closing the door on all of those earlier years. Yet some approach that time frame and will linger. Will he continue doing this or does he look forward to turning in his access to Teacher privileges? Does necessity keep him there or does he still love what he does as much causing him to continue pursuing what led him here in the beginning? I suppose only he knows or those he has shared these thoughts with. After his day in whatever classes he has been in on whatever subject of which I do not know, he comes in rather sluggishly. After his set up which includes dragging out those multiple papers he begins a long time at least to me, of entering the data it is on his laptop. There have been shorter times but I suppose I wasn’t paying real close attention. What struck me is why does he come to the coffee shop to do this? Why not just go home, relax after being gone a good part of the day…..? Rarely have I seen someone speak to him. Since he spends so much time there you wonder, ‘why?’ Where are the ones who frequent the coffee shop that might be his sidekicks? Is there anyone at his residence? Or is this in his mind part of his work day before he heads home? It brings to mine routine. Is it a routine? Is it work? Why not go home? So the question for us is, do we take a moment to speak to those who seem unapproachable, too busy or our saying ‘hello’ doesn’t matter? The reality is we don’t know. We don’t know why the routine nor is it necessarily any of our business. Yet is saying,’hi’ to someone that much of an issue? For some it is. For others you might be a little ‘smile’ in their day without ever realizing their routine could use a little change. And this folks is; ‘At the Coffee Shop…’ **All rights reserved... No part may be reproduced without permission from Debbie Broadway, signed and in writing.
*** “A Walk Along The Shore”-painted by Debbie Broadway
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