#WeekendCoffeeShare – 02.20.16


If we were having coffee, I would serve you some delicious shortbread cookies with your morning roast. Today being an unusually warm mid-morning in February, we would sit out on the front porch with sweaters on and have a chat.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you about my “gap” moment very early this morning as I stood at the kitchen window waiting for the kettle to boil for my morning tea. I spied through the maple tree a most glorious sight. An orange, pink and red layered sunrise! Time stood still. The moment lingered. I was lost in awe. The kettle whistled and reality slammed me back into the kitchen.

“If only “gap” moments lasted longer,” I would say with a long sigh.

If we were having coffee, I would cackle with glee. You’d stare at me, oddly.

I would whisper, “I am just so excited, you see.”

And then I would tell you that there are only 40 days left until the beginning of the A2Z Challenge and how thrilled I am to be participating.

“This is my second year,” I would tell you. “Are you are joining in too?”

If we were having coffee, I would tell you how excited I am about watching The Martian tonight.

“I didn’t get to see it in the theater, as there are none close to me,” I would confide. “I loved the book and hope they are true to it. Science Fiction is my favorite genre!” I would say as I clapped my hands.

“What’s yours?” I would ask curiously.

And finally, if we were having coffee, we would end our chat by gazing at the small neighborhood where I grew up and reflect on how it has changed, and yet remained very much the same.

If we were having coffee, what would YOU tell me? Let me know in comments!


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27 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – 02.20.16

  1. If we were having coffee I don’t think I could pin-point one thing I would any one thing I would tell you. I would want to talk about everything. That is no joke either. I think I am doing that cause I never shut up when we talk. I am going to zap my jaws shut when we talk now cause I think that is what I would do during our coffee breaks together. I would listen to you more…..:-)

  2. Please don’t tell me that it’s only 40 days til the A2Z Challenge begins. About a month ago, I drew up a plan but I haven’t looked at it since and have a lot of work to do. I have a theme involving poets who have inspired me with a quirky sort of framework. Like many people, I have a few problematic letters to sorts out and since these are poets who inspire me, I can’t just write about anyone just to fiill the letter. Then, there are letters with multiple poets. Might have to draw one out of a hat.
    I haven’t seen the sunrise for a very long time and I’ve been missing sunsets as well. Need to get out and smell the roses! xx Rowena

    • Oh dear! Yes, those darn problematic letters. I had to really get creative with the X and Z… they always trip me up. My theme on one blog is People Who Inspire me.. on the other blog it will be Science Fiction stories. So I can creatively make up my own words for the latter. Good luck getting it all sorted out. And yes, do get out and smell the roses 🙂 those sunsets and sunrises will inspire you!

      • I am writing letters to dead poets who have inspired me so our themes are quite similar. I was going to write about landmarks around Sydney but I came across an old letter from a friend written just after we were in Paris back in 1992. She had found a letter left on Oscar Wilde’s grave and wrote out the quote for me. I have a book by Rilke called “Letters to a Young Poet” and that’s how the idea came about. Good luck with it! xx Rowena

  3. Glad you’re joining the A to Z challenge again this year! This will my 3rd year participating and my second year as one of the challenge helpers. I’m looking forward to it, but I have a lot of work to do before it begins!!

  4. A sunrise is certainly worth seeing…getting up for. I don’t usually get to see it here because it’s blocked by all the houses and the mountains but I discovered the other week, while taking my grandson to school, that if I stand in the middle of the street in front of my house (out of the driveway) I can see some beautiful sunrise colors. In fact, I have about a half hour til sunrise so I might just get dressed and run out if it’s not clouded or rainy. Maybe I’ll catch some of those beautiful colors!

      • I’ve read a couple of Bova’s books and Herbert’s Dune, just the original Dune, none of the others… way back when I was in HS… I don’t care much for Star Wars, so I never read Zahn and Zelazny’s books always seemed to have too much fantasy mixed into them.. I think I read one of his books as a teenager and it just didn’t appeal to me… I guess I just like all of the science jargon that I don’t really understand which is why Robinson appeals to me and I just love the way Card builds worlds… as you can tell, I am a bit picky when it comes to Sci-fi *laughs*

      • That’s not being picky. We all have authors we just click with. I LOVED “Ender’s Game,” but I never bothered to read the sequels as I heard they were not nearly as good. Have you read “The City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau? Though it’s considered a young reader’s book, I adored it! Would LOVE to be able to write like that. Not as fantasy oriented as “A Wrinkle in Time.” And my dentist suggested “Wool” by Hugh Howey. There was a certain kinship between the two books. But science was the basis. I found it fascinating. Haven’t read the sequel yet, but I saw where they’re planning to make a movie out of “Wool.”

      • Oh I think you should give Card’s other books a chance. I’ve read all of them and they are all equally good. I haven’t read DuPrau yet, but I will check her out. And yes, “Wool” was great as is the sequel. I am anxiously awaiting the movie 🙂

  5. That sunrise sounds absolutely divine! I allowed myself to sit and watch the sunset a few evenings ago and it was such a gift!

    I hope you like The Martian! I haven’t seen it yet either, but it’s on my very short list and I do *hope it’s a good one!

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

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