coffee with a dear friend

August 7, 2013

Day 4: Dreamy Morning photo for August Break 2013
If we were sitting together having coffee, I would tell you about my weekend. How I spent a long summer day picnicking under the shade of a tree older than me. Dining on savory delights, sipping on a cherry mint dream and devouring words off the page. We would day dream together of another day like that spent, but infused with magic and inspiration floating on the breeze. 

Day 3: Beginning of a Warrior photo for August Break 2013. 
If we were sitting  together having coffee, I would tell you excitedly about milestones marked, goal setting for personal bests and the pain of tender muscles. (Muttered up and down the stairs all weekend "Ow! Ow! Ow!") How I laced up a pair of girlish wonders and overcame an obstacle that has been haunting me for far too long. We would plan our attack and become warriors together. Taking on the world one step at a time. Instilling fear in the "soles" of our shoes. 

Day 2: Beauty to Create With photo for August Break 2013
If we were sitting  together having coffee, I would tell you about my next big project. How starving myself of television is leading to massive amounts of productivity. (She screams "I mean, who would have thought!?!?") How quickly I'm moving through my list of To Do's, How To's and Want To's. Settling in to a balanced life is treating me well, Dear One, and oh how I wish the same for you. We would pause to feverishly jot down notes about how to make that idea bloom and grow. 

Day 5: Close Up of Creativity photo for August Break 2013
If we were sitting together having coffee, I would ask you how your weekend was, if you found your own inspiration in a slate wiped clean or the pages of a book? I would ask you what pieces of your life you would string together to make the most perfect jewel to wear? A little bit of this and that to make you feel like your authentic self daily. All you would have to do is put it on and wear it with grace and pride. 

There's so much gratitude and inspiration in every cup shared with a dear friend. It's a shame we can't make more time for those moments. When our laughter is the fuel for another soul, our hearts are wide open...in complete surrender to our authenticity, and when our cup is refilled and overflowing.