May 21, 2013

Coffee with a dear friend.


If we were sitting together having coffee, I would tell you all about my weekend. How we spent a few nights on the coast in Oregon, cuddling up by the fire as the rain gently tapped on the roof, devouring the pages of books, and getting lost in movies. I would tell you of the treasures I found...books for my collection at a local garage sale and vintage jewels at the roadside flea market. I know you would find as much delight and intrigue in them as I do.



If we were sitting together having coffee, I would tell you how we wandered along the sandy beach, warm coffee in hand, while a mix of ocean mist and springtime rain tickled the backs of our necks. How we dined on tempura sea beans ("It's a local product," she said and we smiled... knowingly), devoured fresh clam chowder, and sampled salt water taffy. I would describe the flavors, shapes and smells and we would contemplate how to replicate recipes at home.




If we were sitting together having coffee I would tell you how giddy I felt every time I saw my sparkly toes ("Baby, I love my toes today! Look! Aren't they cute!?"...he smiled at me warmly every time. Swoon!) painted a light turquoise with a touch of gold sparkle. I would tell you how inspiration hit as I woke up from a whimsical dream and how my thoughts were consumed by the possibilities of nurturing that small idea into something magical. You would bounce ideas off soft surfaces with me and we would pick up the golden ones and tuck them away for safe keeping.




If we were sitting together having coffee I would ask you how your weekend was, if you found any treasures of your own, and how the most recent brain glitter was coming along? I would smile at my friend, savor our shared treats, and listen intently all while trying to hold in my inspired excitement.

These passing moments over coffee are never long enough. For, if we were sitting together having coffee I would ask you what your dreams are made of...and those my dear friend, are grand and everlasting.

12 comments:

  1. I love the beautiful story you painted in this post, it was part poem, part beautiful day and fully inspiring!

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    1. Thanks Jen! Miss you tons and wish you were here to chat over a cup of coffee with me. XOXO

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    1. Thanks Caz! Can't wait to see what comes next for you in BFTH!

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  3. Pretty toes! Beautiful blog. I'd love to have coffee with you. Brain glitter? I'm not sure what that is, but it made me smile, too. :)

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    1. Thanks Angie! :) Brain glitter is a reference to something my friend says. It is what she calls inspiration or ideas floating around in her mind. I brought it up as a mini shout out to her, but at the same time it's a term that I think more people should know. I mean, who doesn't love glitter?! Am I right?!

      Looking forward to getting to know you better in BFTH!

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  4. Gosh I love this post. It makes me want to come and grab a chair and get myself a cuppa to share with you. I too have a fondness for turquoise toe nails - something about them makes me feel smiley inside.
    A beautiful portrait of what was clearly a special weekend. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Beautiful writing Mara! I lived in Portland for a couple of years and your description of the Oregon coast pulled me right back to the trips I used to take to Seaside. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  6. this is a lovely post. i truly enjoyed reading it. it made me imagine that i was sitting there at coffee shop with you. Sounds like a great weekend! The food looks delicious...and sparkly manicures are so fun! I have a similar turquoise on my toes right now, minus the glitter!

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  7. This is the loveliest post My Dear Friend! Your voice in it is Perfection.
    I Love You a Million Coffee Dates & Heart Shaped Rocks! Xxo.

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  8. This is a wonderful post, so poetic and intimate.

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  9. Hi Mara,
    Great post and blog. I so love your images! Beautiful...

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