Sunday, September 28, 2014

Summer Living

© Dawning Inspiration

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. ~James Dean

I got myself to live a little this past Summer.

A friend and I discovered this quaintly cute cafe that overlooked the Puget Sound.  (Doogie got to visit once, too.)

This little place hosted "Open Mic" night each week.

And, oh.  It was LOVELY!!!

It was my bliss for the Summer.

Blue skies.
Warm sunshine.
Iced decaf rice milk mochas with gluten/dairy/soy free cookies.
Loud music (mostly original) and soft poetry.
Beautiful flowers and rose scents.
Laughter.
Chatter.
Birds tweeting.
Hands clapping and toes tapping.
And, perhaps a bit of dancing in a chair... 

I'm sighing now wishing for a time machine to take me back to just one more night there.

It's where I felt carefree and alive for a short but wonderful time.

I did something different.  I pushed myself outside of my comfort zone and LIVED..... just a little.

Next year, in nine short months, I might even LIVE a little more with a mic in my own hand.

We'll see....
Yes, we shall see.

(But don't go holding your breath!)
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