I like to write anywhere that’s warm and friendly and has a great diverse human population to observe.
I have a favorite Starbucks, one I used to drive 47 miles to. (Now it’s closer.)
This day, I had to kill time in Orange County. Friday. Afternoon. Holiday. Oh, the traffic.
I sat at Starbucks in Foothill Ranch.
Ok, the thing I hate about most cities in OC is that they try to make the area look nice and appealing. And it is. Until you take just a second to look around.
All the newer areas…southern OC, have their buildings and neighborhoods turned like they are putting their backs to you. There’s more controlled casual places that force you to hang out in certain areas. And the people…oh they can spot an imposter a mile away.
Not Huntington Beach though. Friendly, down to earth…I loved it out there.
So, I had my skull candy’s on, loud, to drown out the superficial talk going on around me while surrounded by grey buildings masked by a couple of well manicured trees.
Not a leaf out of place.
Doing my cousin’s graduation announcements.
In a previous life I was a quasi graphic designer. It was fun to do it again.
The breeze was just right.
Ernest, 4 years, loves Chevy Bumblebee SS.
He can point one out a mile away.
There’s nothing that lifts me up more then scratching my pen across paper. And it’s even better when the words that spill from my fingers contribute to a current story.
Why I deny it baffles me. Why I deny myself the relief it brings me confuses me.
But I forced myself to focus. Forget all the nasty dark that surrounds me for just a couple of hours. And I felt wonderful.
I won’t deny what calls to my soul anymore. I won’t let the storms outside quiet the storm inside me.
I’m bringing my writing back. Watch out.
On Sunday I took photos of my cousin for her senior pictures at my favorite place.
I used my trustworthy Nikon d80 for those. But I stole a moment, pulled my phone out of my pocket and took some pics of my own. This was one of many.
It was a beautiful Southern Californian day.
It is done, then.
7 hours of work and she’s done. So in love. :)