“…you seem like you see the world in color now” – my fiancée
I’m sitting in the coffee shop where we “met”. There’s a song playing right now, one that I like when Dax Riggs covers it, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Fitting I would say, haha. He usually plays it in the middle of “What A Wonderful World”. I remember a year ago, sitting in this exact same chair in Maas coffee shop, next to the awkwardly placed pole. Flitting through Instagram, going to the coffee shops page, through the hash tags, through the wormhole and onto the other side. And here we are now.
That day, I was reading a magazine that was given to me by my ex’s grandmother. It’s called Natural Awakenings, and it’s printed locally. It focuses on natural methods of healing, both for health and substance abuse treatment, as well as yoga and nutrition. That’s where I found the rehab I ended up going to. I’m relieved that something of this nature is printed and distributed around here. I wonder how many other people have gotten a copy and changed their lives.
There were a lot of days last summer sat in this seat while feeling lost at times. It felt like my emotions and inner turmoils were stacked up next to me on this counter, like some sort of office desk with an overflowing pile of paperwork. Now there’s just a nice stack of the magazine sitting next to me.
There’s a guy at the end of the bar doing some sort of work. He just asked me if a political candidate had a DUI on their record, would that sway me from voting for them. Ironic I’d be asked to pass a judgement on something I was never caught for.
I would implore anyone attempting to make a change in their life to give things the patience such an important task deserves. After all, this is your life you’re talking about. You never know what’s just around the proverbial corner. Or click.